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Download Reader Ê Peaky Blinders Ç ❮Epub❯ ➢ Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: The New True History of Birmingham's Most Notorious Gangs ➡ Author Carl Chinn – Dcmdirect.co.uk The Sunday Times best seller The Peaky Blinders as we know them thanks to the hit TV series are infused with drama and dread Fashionably dreIal historian broadcaster and author Carl Chinn has spent decades searching them out Now he reveals the true story of the notorious Peaky Blinders one of whom was his own great grandfather and like the Shelbys his grandfather was an illegal bookmaker in back street Birmingham  In this gripping social history Chinn shines a light on the rarely reported struggles of the working class in one of the great cities of the British Empire before the First World War The story continues after 1918 as some Peaky Blinders t Before I start let me say I’ve been on Karl’s Peaky tour and it was indeed “blinding” This however reads like a dissertation I’ve genuinely had to put it aside Not uite sure how the first 60 pages got past the editors it’s so repetitive yes we know why they were called the peaky blinders I’m a huge history buff but this left me sorely disappointed which is a real shame as I was so excited to buy the book 😔 Perhaps one day I will dip back in

Peaky Blinders The Real Story The New True History of Birmingham's Most Notorious GangsIal historian broadcaster and author Carl Chinn has spent decades searching them out Now he reveals the true story of the notorious Peaky Blinders one of whom was his own great grandfather and like the Shelbys his grandfather was an illegal bookmaker in back street Birmingham  In this gripping social history Chinn shines a light on the rarely reported struggles of the working class in one of the great cities of the British Empire before the First World War The story continues after 1918 as some Peaky Blinders t Before I start let me say I’ve been on Karl’s Peaky tour and it was indeed “blinding” This however reads like a dissertation I’ve genuinely had to put it aside Not uite sure how the first 60 pages got past the editors it’s so repetitive yes we know why they were called the peaky blinders I’m a huge history buff but this left me sorely disappointed which is a real shame as I was so excited to buy the book 😔 Perhaps one day I will dip back in

Book ✓ The Real Story Ì Carl Chinn

Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: The New True History of Birmingham's Most Notorious Gangs Ô The Sunday Times best seller 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 blind enemies by slashing them with the disposable safety razor blades stitched in to the peaks of their flat caps as they fight bloody gangland wars involving Irish terrorists and the authorities led by a devious Home Secretary Winston Churchill But who were the real Peaky Blinders? Did they really exist?  Well known soc Obviously the book was raw and far less glamorous than the TV series But it was a good read even if chilling at times Book ✓ The Real Story Ì Carl Chinn

Carl Chinn Ì The New True History of Birmingham's Most Notorious Gangs Epub

Carl Chinn Ì The New True History of Birmingham's Most Notorious Gangs Epub Ransformed into the infamous Birmingham Gang  Led by the real Billy Kimber they fought a bloody war with the London gangsters Darby Sabini and Alfie Solomon over valuable protection rackets extorting money from bookmakers across the booming postwar racecourses of Britain Drawing together a remarkably wide range of original sources including interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters Peaky Blinders The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham's underworld and fact behind its fictio This book is an extended text version of Professor Carl Chinn’s lecture and street tour about the real Peaky Blinders of which I’ve had the pleasure If you don’t know Professor Chinn he’s a yampy but bostin community historian and pretty much the brummiest brummie you’ll ever meetBoth the lecture – if he’s still doing it – and the book are worth your time but they both have the same flaw They’re a muddleProfessor Chinn likes to circle a point and fact bomb it into submission rather than make it and move on He has a strong interest in the historical oral record and the book is a lot like the transcriptions of personal recollections he includes It’s a stream of consciousness with no clear through line Dates whiz past thick and fast but not necessarily in the right order so the timeframe is never clear And the sheer weight of loosely connected micro facts is overwhelmingThe writing is earnest but incredibly dense and clunky To pad out the original lecture there’s a lot of extra repetitive material drawn from old police and court records Some is uoted clearly but there are obvious lumps of stodgy period material upcycled without uote marks There’s a lot of “indeed ” and “whilst ” like someone trying to imitate academic style Professor Chinn’s energetic personality has been stripped away and it’s a shame for what’s not really an academic bookA better editor should have taken care of this like they should have picked up on road bumps in the text like random repeated words and phrasesThe book is a treasure trove of interesting information it just takes a lot of digging where a creative hand on the tiller could have drawn it out For instance the TV show’s version of peaky blinders is actually the result of OG “fake news” a mixture of deliberate fabrication and historians and journalists playing Chinese Whispers But ironically Birmingham in the mid to late 19th century really does seem to have been a ringer for the 20th century urban ganglands we know from TV shows like The WireAll of this is passed over or buried “below the fold”It’s a shame because you’ll never find a book with a obviously deep honest and passionate interest in Birmingham’s history or sheer weight of detail about the real peaky blinders If you’re buying for kindle and you have the extra cash you should take the Whispersync option The audio will paper over some of the cracks