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Thompson was born in and read history at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, graduating in An academic, writer and acclaimed historian, his first major work was a biography of William Morris. The Making of the English Working Class was instantly recognized as a classic on its publication in and secured his position as one of the leading social historians of his time.

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Thompson was also an active campaigner and key figure in the ending of the Cold War. He died in , survived by his wife and two sons. Without any reservation, The Making of the English Working Class is the most important study of those days since the classic work of the Hammonds. Thompson's deeply human imagination and controlled passion help us to recapture the agonies, heroisms and illusions of the working class as it made itself.

No one interested in the history of the English people should fail to read his book. Convert currency.

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Seller Inventory mon More information about this seller Contact this seller. Language: English. Brand new Book. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael KennyThis classic and imaginative account of working-class society in its formative years, to , revolutionized our understanding of English social history. Reviews:'A dazzling vindication of the lives and aspirations of the then - and now once again - neglected culture of working-class England' Martin Kettle, Observer'Superbly readable.

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