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Richard Vinen

Biography

Richard Vinen

Richard Vinen is a professor of history at King’s College London. He is the author of academic works, most recently NATIONAL SERVICE, 1945-1963, which won the 2015 Wolfson History Prize, as well as A HISTORY IN FRAGMENTS: EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE UNFREE FRENCH, and THATCHER’S BRITAIN.

Richard Vinen

Books by Richard Vinen

by Richard Vinen - History

1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary, whereas others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications --- terrorist groups, feminist collectives and gay rights activists could all trace important roots to this particular year. 1968 is a striking and original attempt half a century later to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are now in practice and extraordinarily remote from our own time.