The Age of the Automobile
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Based on the author's series of television programmes, this social history of Britain up to the 1970s explores the impact of motorized transport - whether motor cars, tanks or aircraft - on how and where people lived; the development of mass production industries; and on leisure pursuits and holidays. At the same time, Perkin traces the political and economic decline of Britain as a world power and its 'moral rise as the leading pioneer of the welfare state'. First published in 1976.