Richard Vinen is a professor of history at King's College London. He is the author of academic works, most recently National Service, 1945-1963, which won the 2015 Wolfson History Prize, as well as A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century, The Unfree French, and Thatcher's Britain.
[R]ich in distinct and acute observations. . . he constructs a new spectrum through which to view 1968's epic tide of change....Vinen...provide[s]...sophisticated interpretations. --Booklist, featured review [A] fine book on the various strands of protest and opposition.... Vinen is a sharp scholar, and his geographical and thematic approaches are useful for those with some sense of the larger stories of 1968.... [he] provides a well-written, deeply considered work on a year that seems increasingly immediate in both its impact and implications. --Kirkus