Britain in the Twentieth Century

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Pearson Longman, 2007 - History - 277 pages
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"Napoleon once famously remarked that the English were a nation of shopkeepers. Regardless of whether this should be taken as a compliment or as a calumny, it was certainly what sprang to this reviewer's mind when reading Charles More's recent textbook, Britain in the Twentieth Century. More's work is a comprehensive political, social, and economic history of Britain's many travails and occasional triumphs throughout the last century, but it is one where economics is particularly salient. The overriding impression is of a nation experiencing momentous changes driven by economic imperatives, trends in which governments of whatever political persuasion can merely accelerate or delay the inevitable"--From a review of the book on H-Net.

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Charles More has taught modern British and European history at the University of Gloucestershire since 1980. He has published a widely read textbook on modern British economic and social history, The Industrial Age: Economy and Society in Britain 1750-1995 (Longman, 1997) and numerous other books and articles, particularly on the history of education and of work.

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