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Seasons in the Sun

N if you didn't don't miss this book' Mail on Sunday 'Sandbrook has created a specific style of narrative history blending high politics social change and popular culture always readable and assured A splendid book' Stephen Robinson Sunday Times 'Sandbrook has a remarkable ability to turn a sow's ear into a sulk purse His subject is depressing but the book itself is a joy Sandbrook is without doubt superb Seasons in the Sun is a familiar story yet seldom has it been told with such verve' Gerard DeGroot Seven 'A brilliant historian I had never fully appreciated what a truly horrible period it was until reading Sandbrook' A N Wilson Spectator 'Nuanced Sandbrook has rummaged deep into the cultural life of the e I ve developed a serious addiction on Sandbrook s sprawling history of postwar Britain SEASONS IN THE SUN profits to this American non sports fan s mind by having little about soccer or cricket and lots about high ranking politicians plotting murders The Jeremy Thorpe scandal is amazing has that been turned into a movie Could we get Hugh Laurie to star as Thorpe Obviously the high point of the book is when Thorpe is on trial for murder while Wilson in retirement is giving wackadoo interviews about the CIAI want to uote the relevant passage in full just because it made my eyes pop out of my head I see myself as the big fat spider in the corner of the room Sometimes I speak when I m asleep You should both listen Occasionally when we meet I might tell you to go to Charing Cross Road and kick a blind man standing on a corner That blind man may tell you something lead you somewhere It s like something from the Nixon tapesOf course most of the book is not about posh people murdering their lovers or Harold Wilson s secret army of blind informers and s the pity But Sandbrook s gift is that he can sell the drama of Jim Callaghan tackles inflation or Margaret Thatcher takes over the Conservative Party as well I think it s this love for the cut and thrust of politics the acerbic ripostes in Parliament and dramatic speeches at party conferences that makes the books so addictiveThere is a strong end of empire vibe that at times seems overstated particularly when it comes to crime See Steven Pinker s graph on murder rates for an example Even leaving aside the dramatic difference between my frame of reference and the UK frame reference the increase in murder rates is pretty mild This makes the 90% support for the death penalty in 1975 interesting particularly since American support never climbed that high And while Sandbrook s use of absolute numbers wrt unemployment obscures this it appears that the unemployment rate never climbed above 4% until the Tories took over which makes the collective concern over unemployment a little hard to understand In fact I was surprised to find some of the Thatcherite proposals not only reasonable but obvious Of course an economy with high inflation and low unemployment should cut spending and restrict the money supply the 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Dominic Sandbrook's magnificent account of the late 1970s in Britain the book behind the major BB2 series The Seventies The late 1970s were Britain's years of strife and the good life They saw inflation riots the peak of trade union power and also the birth of home computers the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of a Grantham grocer's daughter who would change everything Dominic Sandbrook recreates this extraordinary period in all its chaos and contradiction revealing it as a turning point in our recent history where in everything from families and schools to punk and Doctor Who the future of the nation was being decided Reviews 'Magnificent if you lived through the late Seventies or for that matter eve I learned so much from this book I had known there was some kind of financial crisis in the 70s but I didn t know the circumstances around it or any of the players This book is long but gives so much detail about the era I was so impressed that I ordered the rest of the series Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya peak of trade union Twisted power and also the birth of home computers the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of a Grantham grocer's daughter who would change everything Dominic Sandbrook recreates this extraordinary The Exploration of the Male Anatomy period in all its chaos and contradiction revealing it as a turning Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals point in our recent history where in everything from families and schools to All Night Long (Nannies, punk and Doctor Who the future of the nation was being decided Reviews 'Magnificent if you lived through the late Seventies or for that matter eve I learned so much from this book I had known there was some kind of financial crisis in the 70s but I didn t know the circumstances around it or any of the

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Ra to remind us how rich it was from Bowie to Dennis Potter Martin Amis to William Golding' Damian Whitworth The Times 'Sharply and fluently written entertaining By making you uite nostalgic for the present Sandbrook has done a public service' Evening Standard About the author Born in Shropshire ten days before the October 1974 election Dominic Sandbrook was educated at Oxford St Andrews and Cambridge He is the author of three hugely acclaimed books on post war Britain Never Had It So Good White Heat and State of Emergency and two books on modern American history Eugene McCarthy and Mad as Hell A prolific reviewer and columnist he writes regularly for the Sunday Times Daily Mail New Statesman and BBC History This is a fascinating book for anyone that lived through the 1970 s in Britain or anyone that wishes to see how badly the people of Britain have been served by their political masters Sandbrook does an excellent job of deconstructing both the Labour Government of the day and the role of the trade unions in both a humorous and sardonic fashion However the implication that political incompetence and left wing socialism led to a perfect storm that could only be resolved through Thatcherism is rather simple minded Sandbrook tends to consider the 1970 s in isolation cherry picking a particular decade This is history as sound bite interesting but lacking depth and context A compelling read but not great history Entrepreneurial Vernacular present Sandbrook has done a Advanced C Programming by Example public service' Evening Standard About the author Born in Shropshire ten days before the October 1974 election Dominic Sandbrook was educated at Oxford St Andrews and Cambridge He is the author of three hugely acclaimed books on Poslije svega (After, post war Britain Never Had It So Good White Heat and State of Emergency and two books on modern American history Eugene McCarthy and Mad as Hell A Die Herrenschneiderei prolific reviewer and columnist he writes regularly for the Sunday Times Daily Mail New Statesman and BBC History This is a fascinating book for anyone that lived through the 1970 s in Britain or anyone that wishes to see how badly the Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling people of Britain have been served by their Cities of God political masters Sandbrook does an excellent job of deconstructing both the Labour Government of the day and the role of the trade unions in both a humorous and sardonic fashion However the implication that Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone perfect storm that could only be resolved through Thatcherism is rather simple minded Sandbrook tends to consider the 1970 s in isolation cherry Pretend God Is Deaf picking a Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide particular decade This is history as sound bite interesting but lacking depth and context A compelling read but not great history

  • Hardcover
  • 992
  • Seasons in the Sun
  • Dominic Sandbrook
  • English
  • 26 November 2019
  • 9781846140327

About the Author: Dominic Sandbrook

A well known historian commentator and broadcaster and author of two highly acclaimed books on modern Britain Never Had It So Good and White Heat Their follow up is State of Emergency



10 thoughts on “Seasons in the Sun

  1. says:

    I learned so much from this book I had known there was some kind of financial crisis in the 70s but I didn’t know the circumstances around

  2. says:

    I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul freeze thy young blood and make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres Actually I couldn’t but Dominic Sandbrook can; he has in Seasons in the S

  3. says:

    I found this a slight disappointment after the truly excellent State of Emergency but I suppose that was to be expected partly because so much recapping was needed but also because I actually clearly remember the events covered so there were fewer surprises The other slighly irritating aspect of the book was the rather small number of sources used to add colour to the account Some added something such as Peter Hall's gradual di

  4. says:

    And so Dominic Sandbrook’s history of the sixties and seventies as well as a little bit of the fifties comes to an end Well I say that as it does seem to be his intention to end it now and the arrival of Mrs Thatcher as Prime Minister is a logical end point However given these books have been building virtually since the first volume to the arrival of the Iron Lady it is – in a way – peculiar to end this series now If you want an impe

  5. says:

    I've developed a serious addiction on Sandbrook's sprawling history of postwar Britain SEASONS IN THE SUN profits to this American non sports fan's mind by having little about soccer or cricket and lots about high ranking politicians plotting murders The Jeremy Thorpe scandal is amazing has that been turned into a movie

  6. says:

    A mix of high politics laced with popular culture and sociologyThe 1960s was the decade in which the British publ

  7. says:

    While this is no doubt the authoritative book on the period is he being paid by the word Several anecdotes are repeated over and over it all seems to be about Wilson being uninterested and moribund as a leader B

  8. says:

    Update on finishing it I bumped my rating up a star because it did have some better points For example as I mentioned in the comments the section on Grunwick was well done But I still don't like his attitude and

  9. says:

    This is a fascinating book for anyone that lived through the 1970's in Britain or anyone that wishes to see how badly the people of Britain have been served by their political masters Sandbrook does an excellent job of deconstructing both the Labour Government of the day and the role of the trade unions in bot

  10. says:

    Think of Britain in the mid to late 1970s and a number of grubby images are conjured up militant trade union intransigence republican and loyalist paramilitary terrorism currency crises angry punk rock revolting brown colour schemes It is an era of disappointment and disillusionment” of stagnation and “mudd

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