'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
Industry powerhouse, music innovator, place of reform, rallies and radicalism, Manchester has a history like no other city. Ed Glinert, the acclaimed urban chronicler, has walked the streets of Manchester to uncover its hidden stories and little-known corners, area by area and building by building.
From a Cold War bunker beneath Chinatown to the site of the Peterloo Massacre, from the birth of the trade unions to the home of the Football League, from Factory Records to warehouses, canals and Gothic palaces, with a supporting cast of figures including George Best, Thomas de Quincey, Elizabeth Gaskell and L. S. Lowry, here are tales of devoted philanthropists, ruthless capitalists, flamboyant architects, debauched hedonists and rabble-rousing demagogues.
Filled with eye-opening facts and unusual slants, this book reveals a dynamic city as never before.
'It could be the new Manchester bible' MIDDLETON & NORTH MANCHESTER GUARDIAN