"Well, if you want a
beginners guide to the 70s with lots of pictures, my book is not so
bad. It was part of the
series and it was published by
in 1989. It's probably out of print anyway. Like
it was all a long time ago. ... It was a book written for teenagers / schoolchildren who
were studying the 70s. Some text and lots of pictures! ... I'm not sure if the book was
published in Germany but they used to have a copy in
The British Council Library.
I remember going in there shortly after moving to Berlin and feeling like
a real "author" when I found a copy on their shelves."
The period from 1970 to 1979 was a time of uncertainty. The world oil crisis which began
in 1973 led to the collapse of many businesses and brought large-scale unemployment. The
future for young people looked far less secure than it had done in the previous decade;
some expressed their disillusionment and anger through the startling music and fashions of
the punk revolution. Meanwhile the Vietnam War ended, the women's movement gained
increased support, and greater concern was shown for the environment.
THE SEVENTIES looks at this fascinating decade in a new way. The emphasis is on the style
of the period and the social changes that took place, especially in those areas directly
concerning young people - music, clothes, the media, leisure, youth culture and style.
These are seen against the background of the decade's major historical, political and
Other titles in the Decades series: THE FIFTIES, THE SIXTIES, THE EIGHTIES
ISBN number: 1-85210-724-3