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Its breadth of subjects is compelling, and the quality of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(its contributions is largely superb, with many subjects dealt with by authors able to pour a career?s worth of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(groundbreaking research into their introductory surveys. 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The former is an example of the sort of chapter which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(litter the collection, written as it is by the foremost scholar of the home-front experience whose own work )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(has done so much to shape the subject \()] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 223.988 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 223.988 711.795 m 229.988 711.795 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 229.988 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\). Covering key issues such as the unity of the home front, social )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(change, the shaping of the post-war state, and Britain?s international role, it is a highly-readable piece which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(covers the key historiographical issues and attempts to get to the heart of the changes in wartime Britain. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jones?s chapter is an equally welcome contribution on something usually absent from general surveys?an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(attempt to map out the importance of ?the Impact of the Cold War?. ?Historians in Britain?, Jones )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(concludes, ?have been particularly slow in attempting to assess the domestic impact of the Cold War? \(p. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(37\). This chapter, although many may challenge its conclusions, is a promising attempt to introduce a new )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and expanding area of study. These two chapters serve as an introduction to the thematic contributions that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(follow them, but in their matching a well-known subject to a supreme expert in the field they establish the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(plan for this first-rate volume.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(On British society and culture there is a long series of strong essays. Pat Thane is typically lucid on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Population and Family?, Mark Clapson informative on ?Cities, Suburbs, Countryside??although he rather )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(leaves one wishing for a more comprehensive treatment of the housing issue?and the late Arthur Marwick )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(entertaining on class. Of particular usefulness is Wendy Webster?s contribution on ?Immigration and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Racism?, in which the reader is taken through the ?racialization? of the immigration debate and reminded )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that in the early postwar years the influx of men and women from Poland and Ireland far outstripped that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(from the ?New? Commonwealth. Other issues covered include the sort of topics so often excluded from )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(narrative textbooks such as ?Sexuality? \(Lesley A. Hall\), ?Sport and Recreation? \(Richard Holt?although the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(only ?recreations? discussed are sporting ones\), and a chapter on ?Youth Culture? \(Bill Osgerby\). This last )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chapter exemplifies some of the ambiguities of the book?covering a neglected and interesting topic in a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(manner which communicates a great deal of information, but doing so in a way which fails to make the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reader understand what being a ?youth? was like in this period. For example, Osgerby runs through the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(standard sub-cultures of the time?a progression of Rock and Rollers, Teds, Mods, Hippies, Skinheads, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Punks, New Romantics, and so on. The impression is one of a television nostalgia show with fashions and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(musical styles described, but we are left none the wiser concerning how pervasive these ?cultures? were, or, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(more importantly, how many youths were left behind. By discussing boutique designers such Mary Quant or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Carnaby Street tailor John Stephen, we left with an account of ?elite? youth culture which leaves out )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(those countless teenagers who lived through the 1960s dressing like their fathers or mothers.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(For an understanding of what it was like )] TJ ET BT 230.660 290.021 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(living)] TJ ET BT 257.996 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( in Britain between 1939 and 2000, perhaps the best chapter is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Living Standards and Consumption? by Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska. By describing the changes in living )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(standards?as well as explaining the measurement of relative terms such as ?standard of living? and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?poverty??Zweiniger-Bargielowska charts the impact of affluence as its spread unevenly throughout society.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 208.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In the early post-war years over a third of households did not have a fixed bath, more than half )] TJ ET BT 64.016 194.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(did not have a hot water supply, and almost 8 per cent did not even have a WC. Standards )] TJ ET BT 64.016 180.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(improved dramatically: in 1971 fewer than 3 per cent of dwellings lacked one of these )] TJ ET BT 64.016 166.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(amenities, and in 1996 only 0.2 per cent did so \(p. 233\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 127.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Such figures speak dramatically of the changes in the quality of life for the poorer sections of British society, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 113.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(although the bounty of affluence did not extend all the way down from the top?homeless peaked in 1992 )] TJ ET BT 34.016 99.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?when nearly 68,000 families were housed in temporary accommodation while thousands were sleeping )] TJ ET BT 34.016 85.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rough? \(p. 234\). Other chapters on gender, ?the Rise and Disintegration of the Working Classes? \(Robert )] TJ ET BT 34.016 70.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Taylor\), Nicolas Deakin?s effective summary of his work on ?Civil Society? \()] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 409.280 70.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2)] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 409.280 69.555 m 415.280 69.555 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 415.280 70.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\), and a series of excellent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 56.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contributions on various aspects of social policy make this collection immensely rich and informative on )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 17 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 223.9877 712.1095 229.9877 723.9895 ] >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 19 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 409.2797 69.8695 415.2797 81.7495 ] >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 20 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 22 0 R ] /Contents 21 0 R >> endobj 21 0 obj << /Length 7803 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(many aspects of British society and culture. It certainly deserves to be the first port of call for uninformed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(students and less-than-well-informed scholars in the future.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 755.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(There are some fine contributions on the British economy, including chapters on relatively unsung areas. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The core of this informal section is provided by chapters by Jim Tomlinson on the idea of ?decline? and by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hugh Pemberton on ?The Transformation of the British Economy?. Tomlinson complements a career?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(worth of challenging the notion of decline and marking the concept?s roots and applications, with a fine )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exposition of the issues \()] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 153.344 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(3)] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 153.344 697.539 m 159.344 697.539 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 159.344 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\). Pemberton manfully struggles to make his impressive chapter on the changes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(within the economy comprehensible to the student, and largely succeeds where others have failed. P. W. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Daniels on ?The Geography of Economic Change? and Catherine R. Schenk on ?Britain in the World )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Economy? are both interventions of real quality.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 629.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Schenk?s chapter also begins a run of five pieces on the loose theme of Britain and the world, and they are a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 615.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(set of particularly fine examples of the craft of introducing complex issues in a readable and stylishly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 601.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(scholarly way. Bill Schwartz?s chapter on ?the End of Empire? may well be the single best short )] TJ ET BT 34.016 587.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(introduction to the thorny question of decolonization. Michael F. Hopkins and John W. Young are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 572.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(particularly well suited to deal with the perennially popular subject of Anglo-American relations, and James )] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ellison?s contribution on ?Britain and Europe? is admirably pitched towards students? needs, covering the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(historiographical debates, pithy accounts of key events in the integration story, and, intriguingly, a section )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on where the subject is heading. Ellison sees writing on his subject broadening out from the traditional )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(diplomatic and political discussions of ?missed opportunities? to cover the consequences of membership of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the European Community/Union on British life. Simon Ball?s chapter on defence policy reminds the reader )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of how unfashionable defence history has become in some quarters, and how little has been written about the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(post-1945 history of the armed forces, especially the army. It is a welcome contribution and provides an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(easily accessed source for some key ideas and information. The overall treatment of this broad ?Britain and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the World? theme is an important strength.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 418.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As a textbook, however, the volume has unfortunate weaknesses alongside the undoubted strengths outlined )] TJ ET BT 34.016 404.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(above. These include a rather curious lack of political history, an overall focus on what is of interest now, at )] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the expense of what was considered important at the time, and a problematic index. In their brief )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(introduction, Addison and Jones stress that the Public Record Office-based ?top-down? political history, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which has so dominated postwar British historiography, has been supplemented in ?the past decade or so? by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?a broadening of the agenda of research to encompass the economic, social and cultural themes which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(constitute so much of the historiography of earlier periods?. It is their expressed aim that this ?expansion of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the agenda? be reflected in the chapters of their book. In this they have certainly succeeded, but surely some )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(space could have been reserved for a treatment of the developments in British politics over the period. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Certain vital areas of political activity are treated in other chapters?such as the economy, devolution, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Northern Ireland, or the decline of two party politics?but the reader is left with no overarching understanding )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of changes in political culture, or how the issues discussed in the book were contextualized at the time. For )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(example, in addition to a fine survey chapter by Addison on ?The Impact of the Second World War?, why )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(not a chapter on the equally important?in terms of the way the British state and economy were organized in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the subsequent quarter of a century?the Attlee Governments, or on the Thatcher Governments?)] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This is not to suggest that this excellent book should have included chapters on every postwar British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Government, but to draw attention to a couple of important consequences of excluding political history in its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(broadest sense. Surely a list of election results and administrations should be present in such a ?companion? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to a particular period in a nation?s history. There is a list of )] TJ ET BT 321.308 149.717 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(votes cast)] TJ ET BT 368.300 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( in British general elections, but that is, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of course, not the same as the politically more important )] TJ ET BT 307.652 135.461 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(seats won)] TJ ET BT 354.656 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. An undergraduate with a less than )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perfect knowledge of elections might well come away with the belief that Labour ?won? the 1951 election )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and the Conservatives the first of 1974. The table itself is perfectly admirable, and used scrupulously well by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Stephen Fielding in his chapter on the fragmentation of two-party politics, but it?and Fielding?s own )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contribution?cannot make up for the lack of information on the ebb and flow of British politics. British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(teachers of contemporary British history cannot suppose that new students are aware of the ins-and-outs of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(elections and governments simply because it is the relatively recent past of most of the students? country of )] TJ ET endstream endobj 22 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 23 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 153.3437 697.8535 159.3437 709.7335 ] >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 24 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 26 0 R 28 0 R ] /Contents 25 0 R >> endobj 25 0 obj << /Length 7581 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(birth. For example, due to the vagaries of my GCE A Level syllabus, on my first day as an undergraduate I )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(myself knew rather more about the German imperial chancellors than I did about postwar British prime )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ministers. It certainly cannot be expected that new undergraduates will know who Sir Alec Douglas-Home )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was, when Harold Macmillan was prime minister, or which party was in power in 1973 \(although from )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(recent enquires amongst first year undergraduate students, they will know a great deal about the Third Reich )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and Elizabethan foreign policy\). Even one chapter on the general narrative of politics would have enabled )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(readers to locate the various debates, initiatives, and setbacks in their original context. A second )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consequence leads on from this?one simply does not get a sufficient understanding of how these disparate )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(elements came together in any individual government?s programme. For example, the ?modernization? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(programme of the Macmillan government had important consequences for the issues of economic decline, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(European integration, and the welfare state.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This general ambivalence to political history may be the reason behind some other omissions. Naturally, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(even in a book with some thirty contributions and containing the best part of 600 pages, not all aspects of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(period receive the treatment they deserve. The editors are candid in admitting that ?in an ideal world? other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(topics would have been included: they specifically cite a history of science. Others could have included the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(development of the state and chapters on a few issues of enormous consequence throughout most of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(volume?s timespan but of lesser interest now: housing; the nationalized industries; and the trades unions. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Although it is a major strength of the volume that it avoids an over-concentration on the period before 1970, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which understandably dominates the research output of historians of contemporary Britain, it would be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(immensely useful to have lucid analyses of these issues readily available to students. One of the challenges )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of teaching this subject is enabling students to conceptualize the )] TJ ET BT 344.648 499.349 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(differences)] TJ ET BT 397.304 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( between Britain today and, say, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1970. The role and power of the unions, and the active role of the state in industrial and incomes policy, are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(relics of a lost world and characterize a great deal of the period between 1939 and 2000.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The index is nothing less than shocking. A potential reader, if he looked at the index alone, would be left )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with the impression that there is no mention of, to give a few examples, Enoch Powell, Peter Thorneycroft, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Nigel Lawson, or Michael Heseltine. Apparently forgotten Labour figures include Denis Healey, the leaders )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hugh Gaitskell, Michael Foot, John Smith, and Neil Kinnock \(the relevant part of the index jumps from )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?kidney dialysis? to ?Kissinger, Henry?\), and Roy Jenkins \(?Japanese-style industrial policy? to ?Jewish )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(refugees?\). Indexing is a declining art, as publishers naturally seek to reduce costs in a hostile climate, but in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a volume of this sort?a ?companion? that is so obviously designed to be a reference or textbook?usability )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(needs to be a priority. If students cannot find what they want in an index, they will go elsewhere for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(information.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(These criticisms are not meant to detract from the real qualities of this volume. The contributions are of a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(very high standard. All students of contemporary British history would benefit from reading the book, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(many of its chapters seem destined to become ?required reading? for many an undergraduate survey course )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on this period. It covers more issues in more depth than any of the existing textbooks mentioned at the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(beginning of this review. It deals with the important issues superbly, introduces many under-explored areas, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and gives space to some interesting emerging topics. Its lack of political history, however, does mean it )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(would be difficult to recommend the book to students as their sole purchase?although combined with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(something like Clarke?s )] TJ ET BT 153.008 204.485 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Hope and Glory)] TJ ET BT 230.996 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, students would be more than adequately equipped with initial )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reading for most courses. But far from criticizing the volume as a lost opportunity, praise must be given for a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consistently informative volume, which places so many interpretations and discussions in one place. Overall, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Addison and Jones can congratulate themselves for editing a superb collection, one that can reasonably lay )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(claim to being the foremost textbook on contemporary British history.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 112.563 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Notes)] TJ ET BT 48.816 81.946 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 81.941 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(P. Addison, )] TJ ET BT 123.356 81.941 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(The Road from 1945: British Politics and the Second World War)] TJ ET BT 434.684 81.941 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, second edn \(London, )] TJ ET BT 64.016 67.685 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1994\). )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 98.012 67.685 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(1\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 98.012 66.291 m 152.000 66.291 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 53.434 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 53.429 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(N. Deakin, )] TJ ET BT 119.336 53.429 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(In Search of Civil Society)] TJ ET BT 241.988 53.429 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(London, 2001\). )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 326.312 53.429 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 326.312 52.035 m 380.300 52.035 l S endstream endobj 26 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 27 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 98.0117 66.6055 151.9997 78.4855 ] >> endobj 27 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 28 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 29 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 326.3117 52.3495 380.2997 64.2295 ] >> endobj 29 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 30 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 32 0 R 34 0 R ] /Contents 31 0 R >> endobj 31 0 obj << /Length 1453 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 796.474 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(3.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(See especially J. Tomlinson, ?Inventing ?Decline?: the Falling Behind of the British Economy in the )] TJ ET BT 64.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Post-War Years?, )] TJ ET BT 151.652 782.213 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Economic History Review)] TJ ET BT 276.296 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, 49 \(1996\), 731?57; J. Tomlinson, )] TJ ET BT 445.628 782.213 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(The Politics of Decline)] TJ ET BT 64.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(Harwell, 2001\). )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 146.660 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(3\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 146.660 766.563 m 200.648 766.563 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Other reviews:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2])] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 722.719 526.499 1.500 re S BT 34.016 704.939 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Source URL:)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 104.672 704.939 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/599)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 104.672 703.545 m 322.316 703.545 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 678.568 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Links:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 664.168 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([1] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/item/4024)] TJ ET BT 34.016 649.768 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews)] TJ ET endstream endobj 32 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 33 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 146.6597 766.8775 200.6477 778.7575 ] >> endobj 33 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 34 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 35 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 104.6717 703.8595 322.3157 715.7395 ] >> endobj 35 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/599) >> endobj xref 0 36 0000000000 65535 f 0000000008 00000 n 0000000073 00000 n 0000000119 00000 n 0000000349 00000 n 0000000386 00000 n 0000000556 00000 n 0000000638 00000 n 0000004954 00000 n 0000005063 00000 n 0000005173 00000 n 0000005282 00000 n 0000008843 00000 n 0000008971 00000 n 0000009055 00000 n 0000009146 00000 n 0000016561 00000 n 0000016689 00000 n 0000016725 00000 n 0000016851 00000 n 0000016887 00000 n 0000016971 00000 n 0000024827 00000 n 0000024955 00000 n 0000024991 00000 n 0000025082 00000 n 0000032716 00000 n 0000032841 00000 n 0000032877 00000 n 0000033003 00000 n 0000033039 00000 n 0000033130 00000 n 0000034636 00000 n 0000034764 00000 n 0000034800 00000 n 0000034928 00000 n trailer << /Size 36 /Root 1 0 R /Info 5 0 R >> startxref 35023 %%EOF