Longman Companion
to Britain Since 1945
2nd edition

By Chris Cook & John Stevenson
June 2000
Who Works International Ltd.
ISBN: 0582356741
368 pages
$59.50 Paper original

This new edition of the Longman Companion to Britain since 1945 (compiled by the series editors themselves) provides a wide-ranging compendium of key facts and figures on British history from the start of the landmark Attlee government in 1945 to the final years of the 1990s. The book embraces all major aspects of British history, government and society, reflecting the massive social, political and economic changes that have transformed the face of Britain since the end of the Second World War.

Fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the advent of Tony Blair, the electoral victory of New Labour in 1997 and the major constitutional changes currently underway in Britain. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain - from students and teachers to party activists and lovers of reader-friendly reference books.

List of Maps
Section I: Political History
1. Political chronology
2. Principal Ministers
3. Elections Biographies
Glossary of Terms
Topical Biography

" A Political Chronology updated to cover the Blair administration
" Extended coverage of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
" New material on Elections and Electoral Systems, both European and national
" Extended profiles of the Political Parties, with additional details of leadership elections
" Updated statistics on Social and Economic History, with fuller coverage of transport developments, women in society and education
" Extended coverage of Immigration and Race Relations
" Facts and figures on Britain and the European Union
" More than 125 fact-packed Biographies of leading personalities
" A Glossary of Terms including the new vocabulary of the 1990s
" An extensive, fully-updated theme-based Guide to Further Reading

'…to have [the information] all skillfully assembled within the confines of a single, moderately-sized book, with provision for further research, is treasure indeed'
Reference Review

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