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Austerity Britain: Smoke In The Valley (Tales Of A New Jerusalem 2)

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2007 by Bloomsbury
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Marc Maitland
Like the first volume in this series, David Kynaston's second instalment of post-war British history is a fascinating account of life, across the board, for the short period it encompasses. The years 1948-51 formed the second half of the postwar Labour government, albeit with the trials and tribulations of the 1950 Election, narrowly won by them, and the fallings out between colleagues on the Labour front bench: Bevin and Bavan, ailments (Bevin again, and Attlee) and the first appearance of a yo ...more
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David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written eighteen books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and W.G.'s Birthday Party, an account of the Gentleman vs. the Players at Lord's in July 1898. He is the author of Austerity Britain, 1945-51, the first title in a series of books covering the ...more
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