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A really good if somewhat dated look at what were our major manufacturing industries. All now reduced to minor pieces of the economic jigsaw and even at the time of writing they were in decline. Still if anyone has notions of a golden age of working class employment this book will disavow you of that notion. Poor management, horrendous working practices, intransigent unions and a terrible sense of wasted opportunities although with the rise of globalisation whether anything could have saved Brit ...more
Peter Pagnamenta is a writer and social historian who lives in London. He is the author of Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman.More about Peter Pagnamenta...