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Out of Birmingham: George Dixon (1820-98), 'Father of Free Education' Hardcover – 1 Aug 2013


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Brewin Books (1 Aug. 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1858585058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858585055
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,660,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After a career as a VAT specialist with an international firm of accountants, James Dixon spent a number of years studying history at Royal Holloway, University of London. Here he writes dispassionately about the life of his great-great-grandfather.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith Bracey on 24 Aug. 2013
Format: Hardcover
As a former pupil of the school named after Birmingbam's MP, Lord Mayor and education pioneer George Dixon Grammar School for Boys in City Road, Edgbaston, I was fascinated to learn of another link to George Dixon with my wife being a member of staff and my daughter a Sports Scholar at Edgbaston High School for Girls which George Dixon founded for the daughters of Birmingham artisans in the 1870's. This book sheds light on a great Birmingham man often overshadowed by the national profile of Birmingham contemporary Joseph Chamberlain whose municipal achievements in improving the lot of the ordinary Brummie and as Coloniaal Secretary in the late Victorian period and his founding of Birmingham University whose worldwide symbol the Campanile 'Old Joe' bears massive testament to these two men's,relative achievements with Dixon having the George Dixon School buildings as his only legacy in Birmingham. Anyone interested in the history of Birmingham and education in the second city should read this book
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By chris cronin on 26 Nov. 2013
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A lot of work must have gone into writing this book. Nice to have this period of our history covered in depth with such passion.
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