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Man Who Saved Britain A Personal Journey into the Disturbing World of James Bond

ISBN-10: 0312426666
ISBN-13: 9780312426668
Edition: N/A
Authors: Simon Winder
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Description: Bond. James Bond. The ultimate British hero--suave, stoic, gadget-driven--was, more than anything, the necessary invention of a traumatized country whose self-image as a great power had just been shattered by the Second World War. By inventing the  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Bond. James Bond. The ultimate British hero--suave, stoic, gadget-driven--was, more than anything, the necessary invention of a traumatized country whose self-image as a great power had just been shattered by the Second World War. By inventing the parallel world of secret British greatness and glamour, Ian Fleming fabricated an icon that has endured long past its maker's death. InThe Man Who Saved Britain,Simon Winder lovingly and ruefully re-creates the nadirs of his own fandom while illuminating what Bond says about sex, the monarchy, food, class, attitudes toward America, and everything in between. The result is an insightful and, above all, entertaining exploration of postwar Britain under the influence of the legendary Agent 007.

Simon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain and the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller Germania. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town.

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