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Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the History of One's Own Times

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Britain's leading contemporary historian revisits the grand themes that have run through modern Britain, including the abiding trends of the post-war era—Britain's persistent impulse to punch well above its weight in the world and the secrecy that has too often surrounded state affairs.

In Distilling the Frenzy a heavyweight of British scholarship lays bear the historian's art for all to see, incorporating elements of autobiography that gives the book a poignancy lacking in other grand historical works. This is the story of Britain's century through the eyes of its most celebrated chronicler.

Peter Hennessy is the Attlee professor of contemporary British history at Queen Mary, University of London.

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This is the story of Britains century through the eyes of one of its most celebrated historians.

About the Author

Peter Hennessy, Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849542159
Author:
Hennessy, Peter
Publisher:
Biteback Publishing
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historiography
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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