|THE GANGS OF BIRMINGHAM|
|By Philip Gooderson|
|Publisher: Milo Books
Publication Date: 29th June 2010
Place of Publication: Ramsbottom, UK
Pagination: 304 pages
Genre: True Crime
Subject: Crime in Birmingham after World War I.
ISBN 10: 1903854881
ISBN 13: 9781903854884
Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm
|Synopsis: Among other things this book covers the true story of The Peaky Blinders, about which the BBC made a series of TV programmes telling the story of how Britain in 1919 was a mixture of despair and hedonism in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions and criminal gangs were fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time was the Peaky Blinders, run by returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family, but Thomas had bigger ambitions than just running the streets. When a crate of guns went missing, he recognized an opportunity to advance in the world because crime may pay but legitimate business pays better. Trying to rid Britain of its crime was Inspector Chester Campbell, who arrived from Belfast to try to achieve that goal.
Author: Philip James Gooderson of Bury in Lancashire is a retired schoolmaster descended from John and Elizabeth Gooderson who were buried at East Walton, Norfolk, England in 1760 and 1753 respectively.
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