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The Resource Never again : Britain, 1945-1951, Peter Hennessy

Never again : Britain, 1945-1951, Peter Hennessy

Label
Never again : Britain, 1945-1951
Title
Never again
Title remainder
Britain, 1945-1951
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hennessy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Authoritative, powerfully engaging, and highly readable - winner of England's most prestigious prize for nonfiction, the NCR Award - Never Again is the definitive history of a crucial moment in twentieth-century England: the years 1945 to 1951, when Britain established a welfare state even as it withdrew from the Empire
  • After the ordeal of World War II, world-class historian Peter Hennessy notes, the British "were driven not merely by the pressing need to turn rubble into factories and homes and roads, but...to ensure that never again would slump and economic depression be allowed to distil the social poison that made fascism possible." With this mandate, the Labour administration under Clement Attlee established the National Health Service; nationalized the Bank of England, the railroad, and the steel, coal, gas and electric industries; and constructed the welfare state - an ambitious undertaking of social change "on a scale and a duration never surpassed in the nation's history."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hennessy, Peter
Dewey number
941.085/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA588
LC item number
.H46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Never again : Britain, 1945-1951, Peter Hennessy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-526) and index
Contents
Who do you think you are kidding? -- Bunting and ballots -- Songs in their hearts -- Building Jerusalem -- Towards the commanding heights -- Jewels from the crown -- Chill from the east -- Ice, dollars and new looks -- Partners, pounds and productivity -- Shot and shell -- Mid-century Britain
Control code
ocm29548302
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvi, 544 p.
Isbn
9780679433637
Lccn
93048430
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 106801
  • (OCoLC)29548302
Label
Never again : Britain, 1945-1951, Peter Hennessy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-526) and index
Contents
Who do you think you are kidding? -- Bunting and ballots -- Songs in their hearts -- Building Jerusalem -- Towards the commanding heights -- Jewels from the crown -- Chill from the east -- Ice, dollars and new looks -- Partners, pounds and productivity -- Shot and shell -- Mid-century Britain
Control code
ocm29548302
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvi, 544 p.
Isbn
9780679433637
Lccn
93048430
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 106801
  • (OCoLC)29548302

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