The Manchester Compendium : A Street-by-Street History of England's Greatest Industrial City
In the same format as the successful London Compendium, the Manchester Compendium relates the remarkable and diverse history of England's second city. Manchester's town hall and its Royal Exchange epitomise the city's architectural grandeur and its industrial heritage., Peterloo and Engel's treatise on the conditions of the working classes its political history and the Manchester Guardian and Factory Records its cultural and social history. From Thomas de Quincey to Alan Touring, Neville Cardus to Morrissey - all are part of the city's rich and fascinating past. Covering every area of human activity and incorporating all the great events and key moments in the city's history this will be a fresh and unique perspective on a great city.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 128 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
- 07 May 2009
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'Glinert writes entertainingly and clearly about the history of each district, street by street ! this is an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the city' Independent 'It could be the new Manchester bible' Middleton & North Manchester Guardian 'It could be the new Manchester bible' Middleton & North Manchester Guardian
About Ed Glinert
Ed Glinert was born in Dalston, East London. His fascination with people and place, coupled with his forensic gift for digging out obscure stories, have made him one of the most acclaimed writers about London. He now turns his attention to his home town, Manchester. His previous books include The London Compendium, East End Chronicles, West End Chronicles and Literary London.
Our customer reviews
ed glinerts lacklustre efforts clearly shows his lack of knowledge about the great city of manchester, his writings show so many innacuracies and some awful bias when in a book of this kind his opinions should have been kept to himself. avoid this book as there are many better on this subjectshow moreby john edwards