Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters (Hardback)
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Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 28/09/2017
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What better way to understand Britain during the twentieth century than through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand?

Travis Elborough's compilation offers brilliantly candid and intimate insights not only into the headline-grabbing events but also the domestic and personal moments of those who lived through it.

The book draws on over one hundred diarists. They include the great and the good - from Beatrice Webb to Tony Benn, from A. C. Benson to Alan Bennett, from Virginia Ironside to Hanif Kureishi - as well as many less-well-known individuals.

People like Gladys Langford and Kathleen Tipper, whose writings for the Mass Observation Project offer brilliant glimpses into what the man or woman on the street really made of the stuff of history at the time.

From the Easter Rising to the arrival of email, from the Boer War to New Labour, here are responses to the death of Princess Diana, the resignation of Margaret Thatcher, the Moon landing, the Beatles and much more.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782437352
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 38 mm

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