Eyewitness 1980–1989

A History of the Twentieth Century in Sound
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD14618
Released: Jul 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483048994
Narrator/s: Tim Pigott-Smith
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Description

Conflict in many forms characterized the 1980s: war in the South Atlantic, the miners' strike, social unrest, and political polarization. The decade began with dramatic unemployment and the plummet of Margaret Thatcher's popularity. It ended on a note of hope: reform in the Soviet Union spread outwards, and the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bystanders, broadcasters, and politicians describe these events and many others. While the 1980s are too close for a true historical perspective, what emerges here is that this decade was one of the most confrontational periods of the century.

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Author(s): Joanna Bourke
Genre: History

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