Headline Britons 1921-1925 Hardback
by Peter Pugh
Headline Britons paints a unique picture of British life in the 20th and 21st centuries by re-examining some of the country's most notable characters.
Each book covers a five-year span, telling the stories of a number of people who, in that time, stood out among their contemporaries. As the 1920s progressed and Britain tried to recover from the horrors of war, the country enjoyed a short postwar boom - seeing the development of household gadgets such as dishwashers, sterilisers and cigar lighters - but it did not last and soon unemployment grew. Peter Pugh shows in this book that despite the `swinging twenties' being largely a myth, the decade was enlivened by mouldbreaking characters such as birth control pioneer Marie Stopes, father of the BBC John Reith, and Horatio Bottomley - perhaps the biggest business fraudster of all time.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/06/2017
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781785782091
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