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White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties by Dominic Sandbrook
Few could have missed Dominic Sandbrook's breathtaking debut NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, which received exceptional reviews across the board. In WHITE HEAT he takes his history of Britain from the election of Harold Wilson through the heart of 'Swinging London' to its conclusion in 1970, when the government fell, the Beatles broke up and the English football team lost the World Cup. The memories and images of these heady days still resonate today: Mods and Rockers, mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, James Bond and The Avengers, Carnaby Street and the King's Road. So too do the colourful personalities who dominated the era: Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger. As gripping and as meticulously researched as NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, WHITE HEAT will establish Dominic Sandbrook as the foremost historian of modern Britain at work today.