Item description for State Secrets: Behind the Scenes of the 20th Century by Chris Pomery...
There is something very rewarding about stumbling on a secret - and even better if it reveals the cunning, humanity or plain eccentricity of those in power. Here the "National Archives" takes a glimpse behind the scenes of the twentieth century, presenting 80 stories of the 'news behind the news' on subjects from world war to political scandal to the royal teabags. This thought-provoking collection paints a rich portrait of the British national character as it responded to a turbulent century, recalling some familiar institutions like Dad's Army and James Bond shedding new light on events we all think we remember.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Dec 8, 2006
Publisher The National Archives Press
ISBN 1905615043 ISBN13 9781905615049
Availability 0 units.
More About Chris Pomery
Chris Pomery is organizer of the pioneering Pomeroy study, which has been widely cited in coverage including Radio 4's Surnames, Genes and Genealogy and Steve Jones' controversial book Y: The Descent of Men. He lives in Cornwall, England.