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The Resource Austerity Britain, 1945-51, David Kynaston

Austerity Britain, 1945-51, David Kynaston

Label
Austerity Britain, 1945-51
Title
Austerity Britain, 1945-51
Statement of responsibility
David Kynaston
Title variation
Austerity Britain, 1945-1951
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As much as any country, England bore the brunt of Germany's aggression in World War II and was ravaged in many ways at the war's end. In Austerity Britain, celebrated historian David Kynaston has written a hugely ambitious and compellingly readable account of the following six years, during which the country indomitably rebuilt itself." "Kynaston's great genius is to chronicle England's experience from bottom to top: coursing through the book, therefore, is an astonishing variety of ordinary contemporary voices, eloquently and passionately displaying the country's spirit even as they were unaware of what the future would hold. Their stories also jostle alongside those of more well-known figures such as journalist-to-be John Arlott, making his first radio broadcast, actress Glenda Jackson, and writer Doris Lessing, newly arrived from Africa and struck by the leveling poverty of postwar Britain."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kynaston, David
Dewey number
941.0854
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kynaston, David
  • Kynaston, David
Series statement
Tales of a new Jerusalem
Series volume
1-2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen forties
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Austerity Britain, 1945-51, David Kynaston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Austerity Britain comprises A world to build and Smoke in the valley, the first two books of Tales of a New Jerusalem, a projected sequence about Britain between 1945 and 1979"--Pref
  • "First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury in 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world to build -- Smoke in the valley
Control code
179789447
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 692 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802716934
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)179789447
Label
Austerity Britain, 1945-51, David Kynaston
Publication
Note
  • "Austerity Britain comprises A world to build and Smoke in the valley, the first two books of Tales of a New Jerusalem, a projected sequence about Britain between 1945 and 1979"--Pref
  • "First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury in 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world to build -- Smoke in the valley
Control code
179789447
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 692 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802716934
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)179789447

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