I Peaky Blinders così come li conosciamo, grazie al successo dell'omonima serie Netflix, sono un concentrato di violenza e terrore. Thomas Shelby, capofamiglia e boss della gang, si muove nella Birmingham degli anni Venti, in cui si combattono sanguinose guerre tra delinquenti e polizia che coinvolgono terroristi irlandesi e autorità. Ma chi erano i veri Peaky Blinders? Esistevano davvero? Carl Chinn ha trascorso decenni a cercare di ricostruire le loro gesta e a seguire le loro orme oscure. In questo libro rivela la vera storia dei membri della famigerata gang, uno dei quali era il suo bisnonno, raccontando l'Inghilterra di quegli anni e le lotte della classe operaia inglese. Guidati da Billy Kimber, hanno combattuto una sanguinosa guerra con i gangster londinesi. Riunendo una vasta quantità di fonti originali, tra cui rare immagini storiche dei veri Peaky Blinders, Chinn aggiunge una nuova dimensione alla storia del mondo sotterraneo di Birmingham e ai fatti dietro la fiction.
- ISBN: 8820069296
- Casa Editrice: Sperling & Kupfer
- Pagine: 256
The Kings of Birmingham https://youtu.be/SA9cNu_B5Tg When I think about England, what instantly pops into my mental screen is the image of the royal family smiling and waving. Hence, I was quite surprised when I heard about a fierce gang that once upon a time haunted the streets of Birmingham. However, Leggi tutto
Os Príncipes do Crime https://youtu.be/jMMUgnf2E9c Foi para mim uma surpresa saber que os Peaky Blinders foram um temido gangue de Birmingham, pois no meu ecrã mental sempre visualizei gangues na América e reis e rainhas em Inglaterra. Os Peaky Blinders surgiram pois em Inglaterra, em finais do século Leggi tutto
I was seduced by the title as being a real story of the Peaky Blinders, which it turns out not to be! You have half a book of newspaper stories about gangs, which repeats itself remorselessly and more or less states there wasn’t really any gangs called Peaky Blinders, just phrases described in newsp Leggi tutto
I am a HUGE fan of the BBC TV series Peaky Blinders!!!🙌 Just love it and couldn't wait to start reading this book. Although I found this book interesting and it did give you some facts about the real peaky blinders and gangs in Birmingham, the racecourse wars of the 1920s, Billy Kimber and Alfie Sol Leggi tutto
I was looking forward to this when I got it as a Christmas present last year, but coming round to it, it was a SLOW read. I think this is the longest I've taken to read a book in years. The cover lures the reader in, thinking we're going to learn about the real people behind the TV series which I so Leggi tutto
I admit, I've never actually watched an episode of Peaky Blinders (it's on the list, okay?) - which probably makes me a better audience for this book than those who are attracted to it because they're great fans of the series and expected to find more of its events and characters confirmed in this n Leggi tutto
I’m a fan of the TV series, Peaky Blinders (BBC), so I was delighted to receive this is a gift from a relative. I really wanted to love this book, or at the very least enjoy it, but it was a real slog (no pun intended) to finish. It was difficult to assign a star rating to it – the depth of research Leggi tutto
Boring book, couple of decent paragraphs but pretty repetitive throughout
An interesting account of the real life peaky blinders and the slogging gangs of late 19th and early 20th Century Birmingham, with an eye opener to the true crimes and power struggles of illegal betting and protection rackets. However, repetitive facts and statistics (from newspaper accounts, eye wit Leggi tutto
Probably 2.5 ⭐️ for me. It just felt a little all over the place and could definitely have been more concise. I seem to have the same criticism as most of Goodreads, that it needed a better editor for grammatical errors and chronology issues, as well as repetitiveness. I was hoping for more connecti Leggi tutto
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