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Peaky Blinders: The Legacy - The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gangs By Carl Chinn

Peaky Blinders: The Legacy - The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gangs by Carl Chinn

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Peaky Blinders: The Legacy - The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gangs Summary

Peaky Blinders: The Legacy - The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gangs: The follow-up to the Sunday Times Bestseller by Carl Chinn

From the Sunday Times bestselling author, Carl Chinn The Peaky Blinders as we know them, thanks to the hit TV series, are infused with drama and dread. Fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family have become cult anti-heroes. Well-known social historian, broadcaster and author, Carl Chinn, revealed the true story of the notorious gang in his bestselling Peaky Blinders: The Real Story and now in this follow-up book, he explores the legacy they created in Birmingham and beyond. What happened to them and their gangland rivals? In Peaky Blinders: The Legacy we revisit the world of Billy Kimber's Peaky Blinders, exploring their legacy throughout the 1920s and 30s, and how their burgeoning empires spread across the UK. Delve into the street wars across the country, the impact of the declaration of War on Gangs by the Home Secretary after The Racecourse War in 1921, and how the blackmailing of bookmakers gave way to new and daring opportunities for the likes of Sabini, Alfie Solomon and some new faces in the murky gangland underworld. Drawing on Carl's inimitable research, interviews and original sources, find out just what happened to this incredible cast of characters, revealing the true legacy of the Peaky Blinders.

About Carl Chinn

Professor Carl Chinn MBE Ph.D. is a social historian with a national profile, writer, public speaker, and teacher. An off-course bookmaker himself until 1984, he is the son and grandson of illegal bookmakers in Sparkbrook, and the great-grandson of a peaky blinder, whilst his mother's family were factory workers in Aston. His writings are deeply affected by his family's working-class background and life in the back-to-backs of Birmingham and he believes passionately that history must be democratised because each and every person has made their mark upon history and has a story to tell.

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GOR010829286
9781789462937
1789462932
Peaky Blinders: The Legacy - The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gangs: The follow-up to the Sunday Times Bestseller by Carl Chinn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
2020-09-17
336
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