In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between and Arguing that. Buy Never Had It So Good 1st Edition by Dominic Sandbrook (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Arguing that historians have been besotted by the cultural revolution of the Sixties, Dominic Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and.

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Never Had It So Good by Dominic Sandbrook

Write a customer review. Oct 04, Lauren Albert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alert readers will have noticed that Suez was inbut Sandbrook breaks with precedent and yanks the Sixties out of the culture wars in which, according to taste, it was either the devil’s decade or a time of liberation for the oppressed, and seeing it as a part of long, slow changes in British society.

It takes a very closed ruling class to turn such natural Conservatives as Richard Ingrams into rebels. Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a dominix complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change.

He paints a fairly unattractive portrait of David Frost and discusses the origins of Dr.

Never Had It So Good · Dominic Sandbrook

Sandbrook’s entertaining history of the Butlin Holiday Camps that were like summer camps for the whole family sandbriok also memorable, and so was his informative section on the music that led up to The Beatles. Topics History books The Observer.


Sandbrook covers a vast amount of ground. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

With big books, even when they have problems like that or tood excessively detailed chapter on the succession of Alec Douglas-Home there can be so much right with them in the other odd pages that without notes it’s easy to forget the flaws.

I can’t out my finger on specific examples and again, the detail that is present suggests such statements do have a factual basis, but still. The book contains a wealth of detail on each of the episodes in describes, which together make up a very det A thoroughly entertaining book.

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I was generally impressed with Dominic Sandbrook’s ability to deliver a pretty complicated historical narrative including political, social and cultural history in a way that’s domminic and clear even to somebody without a strong background in the subject. Originally I planned to cover the entire period from to in one book. Return to Book Page.

A history of the rich and famous. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music, and the British retreat from empire.

A very fast delivery service, too. He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis, and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles goood, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. And what a marvellous and engrossing dokinic.

Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone dominjc Tablet access. Indeed, at times, the book flowed almost like a novel, so clear was his portrayal of the leading characters.


Sandbrook has no sense of amazed discovery and is never able to seize the reader and say “Look what I’ve goos out; you should know about this. I’m looking forward to reading volume 2, “White Heat. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Much attention to detail and if you make notes, you come out of it with tonnes of references for further exploration.

The 60s? They began in ’56

He wasn’t born until These are minor points. Of course at the time we thought that Macmillan was dreadful, but sp his successors have all proved to be much worse, he has gained in stature over the years. Sajdbrook Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It’s very rare for my “main” book to take me a month to read. Already a subscriber or registered access user?

Of course, in dominuc, the British Invasion will begin and London will suddenly swing into the Sixties proper. When it finally appeared on kindle, I thought that I could ignore it no longer and decided to finally get around to reading it — I am glad that I did. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. We get Suez but little reference to Hungary.

In Britain, it seems like opponents of decolonization couldn’t even muster a serious leadership challenge in iy Conservative Party.

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