Vivid, powerful and panoramic ... I loved it. (Dominic Sandbrook)
A marvellous social history. (Ian Thomson Observer)
Engrossing ... Simon Hall's account of an explosive year is a CinemaScope epic, packed with detail. (Nicholas Blincoe Daily Telegraph)
Fast-moving and vivid. Hall is a fluent and unobtrusive narrator. (Mary Dejevksy Independent)
Vibrantly and sympathetically told, this is the story of one year - a capsule history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world.