Tales of the City
By (author) John Burrowes
Glasgow by John Burrowes
Book DescriptionNot only has Glasgow produced some incredible personalities it has also been witness to some of the greatest happenings of our times. These outstanding people and epoch-making events are featured in Great Glasgow Stories III. Once more, as a result of painstaking research, some startling new facts have emerged about the life and times of some of the city's most interesting characters. Of the many individuals documented in this book, the story of the world's greatest pilots, and many of his flying feats are still held in great awe today and unlikely to ever be repeated. He was hailed as a hero in America they gave a him a ticker tape reception in New York and Holywood begged him to be a star. More recently Glasgow was popularised by a TV programme about one of the city's tough police officers, Taggart. The role of the Glasgow detective made Mark McManus one of Scotland's first international TV starsand Mark's own life stery makes equally compelling reading. Before Billy Connolly Glasgow's greatest-ever comedian was Lex Mclean. He smashed all the box-office records in a Glasgow theatre and becam a legend in his own life time. His story has never before been told in such detail. This is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating studies ever published
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840184624
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Burrowes
Great Glasgow Stories, Paperback (June 2010)
Glasgow city has been the silent witness to some of the most significant events. This title presents such notable events as the launching of the Queen Mary, the victorious 16-month work-in campaign by the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in the early 1970s, the Ibrox disaster of 1971 and the plague that gripped the Gorbals in 1900.
Irish, Paperback (April 2004)
No bigger story has occurred in Glasgow than the coming of the Irish. "Irish" tells how Glasgow would not have become the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution had it not been for the labours and skills of the tens of thousands who flooded in during and following Ireland's Great Famine.
Benny, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by John Burrowes
Lynch was Scotland's first World Boxing Champion and the most talked-about sportsman in Britain throughout the 1930s. "Benny" tells how he battled his way above and beyond the "fifty-shilling men" of his home town of Glasgow to become the champion of Scotland, Britain, Europe and the World.
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Author Biography - John Burrowes
John Burrowes is the author of Great Glasgow Stories and Great Glasgow Stories II also published by Mainstream.
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