The full tragic story of the 1984 miners' strike in a page-turning read that will raise the brows of even the most informed reader.
Well researched, full of vital insights and written with a sense of pace that does justice to the tragic drama.
There is nothing wrong with civilised trade unionism: but as this book shows, there was nothing civilised at all about the methods, or the consequences, of Arthur Scargill.
The merit of Beckett and Hencke's book lies in the attempt to prise the history of the strike away from myth ... excellent.
A lively, popular and informed account of the strike.
Meticulously researched . . the roles of Thatcher and Scargill and the striking miners themselves are questioned in a deeper way than ever before, and a secret history of espionage and dirty tricks is revealed.