Britain since 1945
A Political History, 7th Edition
By David Childs
Routledge – 2012 – 502 pages
Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. This new and improved seventh edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions:
Britain since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics.
1. Summer Victories 2. Achievement and Austerity under Attlee, 1945-51 3. Colonial Retreat and Cold War 4. Churchill and Eden, 1951-1957 5. Macmillan and the Affluent Society, 1957-64 6. Wilson's Attempts at Reform, 1964-70 7. The Unexpected Prime Minister: Edward Heath, 1970-74 8. Labour's Minority Governments, 1974-79 9. The Thatcher 'Revolution', 1979-83 10. Thatcher in Decline, 1983-1990 11. In Major's 'Classless Society', 1990-96 12. Blair's First Term, 1997-2001 13. Blair’s Governments, 2001-2005 14. Blair's Third Term 15. From Brown To Cameron 16. Britain’s Coalition Experiment, 2010