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Birmingham

A History of the City and Its People

By (author) Malcolm Dick
Genres: Local history
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Birmingham Library Services, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Imprint: Birmingham City Council Department of Leisure & Co
Published: 31st Aug 2005
Dimensions: w 197mm h 296mm d 6mm
ISBN-10: 0709302495
ISBN-13: 9780709302490
Barcode No: 9780709302490
Synopsis
With 20 fact filled chapters covering 10 centuries, "Birmingham: A History of the City and Its People" is the first large-format full-colour history of Birmingham. An easy to use layout and beautifully detailed pictures make the publication an ideal project book for children in Key Stages 2 and 3 but it will be equally enjoyable for adults looking for a clear, accessible, fact-filled read. This features include: time chart, population graphics, further research guide; fascinating anecdotes about history-making people; shows the connections between the past and modern-day Birmingham; the growth of the city from its market beginnings; the development of industry - guns, pens, jewellery, chocolate, cars; the contribution of women, thinkers and workers; the settlement of diverse peoples, national and international; and looking forward to Birmingham's future as the UK's second city.

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