Life in the City Since World War Two
Updated Second Edition
Dundee has transformed itself since 1945. The city’s
economy has diversified after its long dependence
on the jute industry, and cultural and social life
have developed in directions that would have been
hard to predict two generations ago. Andrew Murray
Scott’s vivid, informative and finely illustrated
account concentrates on these critical years in Dundee’s
history. Before World War Two the city was in decline
and only in the 1970s, with the advent of new technologies,
did Dundee’s regeneration begin. Against this
background of profound change, the author gives a
remarkable account of the rich daily life of Dundee.
He recalls important events and individuals, offers
keen insights into the processes of development and
recovery, and paints a graphic portrait of the modern
city and its people.
"an absorbing work, brimming with photographs
and written in a tight, journalistic style that bowls
the reader along."
The Scots Magazine
"a poignant, sensitive and revealing story of
one of Scotland's great cities."
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