Loose Ends and Extras

Asa Briggs

Date Published :
July 2014
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Illustration :
16pp of plates
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848327733

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 224


Loose Ends and Extras is the last in a trilogy of books Lord Briggs has completed since his 90th birthday in May 2011. Following on from Special Relationships: People and Places, it deals with our relationship with time, and the differences between memory and history, in the context of his long and remarkable career.

For example, as the official historian of the BBC, he worked closely with its legendary Director-General Lord Reith, and he compares the man he knew with the historical figure Reith has now become. The book also deals with ‘Pasts, Present, and Futures’ – there are many versions of the past and many possible futures, but only one present. This is another exceptional book from an exceptional man.

About The Author

ASA BRIGGS is one of the most highly respected British historians. He is the author of Victorian People, Victorian Cities and Victorian Things. He has also written a five-volume history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom. He was made a life peer in 1976.

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