The Manchester Compendium

The Manchester Compendium A Street-by-Street History of England's Greatest Industrial City

Paperback (07 May 2009) | English

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Synopsis

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.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141029306
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.27330486
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 170g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 14mm