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A bibliography of British history. 1914-1989 /
compiled and edited by Keith Robbins.
imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
description
xxxix, 918 p. ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0198224966 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
isbn
0198224966 (acid-free paper)
general note
"Sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain"--Dust jacket.
Includes index.
catalogue key
1694914
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-03-01:
Robbins's massive work, containing more than 27,000 entries, is the latest volume in Oxford's "Bibliography of British History" series. Arranged by a classification scheme, it covers all aspects of British life in the 20th century, ranging from the monarchy and Commonwealth to sports and eating habits. The references, which include both books and journals, are unannotated, but brief introductions open each chapter. There is only an author-title index, so access is primarily through the extensive table of contents. Peter Catterall's British History 1945-1987: An Annotated Bibliography (1991) cites many of the same monographs, although it covers a shorter time period, but it supplies brief annotations and a subject index. The comprehensiveness of its subject coverage and the longer time period reviewed are the Robbins volume's major strengths. It belongs in all academic libraries, but the hefty price tag may deter some. C. E. King SUNY at Stony Brook
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"Belongs in all academic libraries."--Choice
"Belongs in all academic libraries."-- Choice
'formidably inclusive'Times Higher Education Supplement
'Historians will be especially grateful to him for the coverage of materials for the period 1914-1945'Donald Munro, Institute of Historical Research, Contemporary British History, Vol 12, no 2, summer 98
'What matters most is the comprehensiveness of the coverage, and here Robbins's endeavours have made it difficult to carp ... Robbins's work will be an indispensable reference tool for students and scholars, and no institution in higher education should be without a copy.'E.H.H. Green, The Library, 19.1, March 1997
'formidably inclusive'Times Higher Education Supplement'What matters most is the comprehensiveness of the coverage, and here Robbins's endeavours have made it difficult to carp ... Robbins's work will be an indispensable reference tool for students and scholars, and no institution in higher education should be without a copy.'E.H.H. Green, The Library, 19.1, March 1997'Historians will be especially grateful to him for the coverage of materials for the period 1914-1945'Donald Munro, Institute of Historical Research, Contemporary British History, Vol 12, no 2, summer 98
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Long Description
Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensive index.
Long Description
Containing over 27,000 entries, this unique reference will be absolutely essential for anyone with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with introductions to each chapter, a large range of topics is covered. The volume offers an invaluable guided tour by a leading historian of the bewildering plethora of publications on twentieth-century Britain.
Main Description
Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensiveindex.

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