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Gentlemen and Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844 by [Foulkes, Nicholas]
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Editorial Reviews


"Foulkes manages in this book to be sports writer, crime writer, and historian with equal facility."  —Sunday Times

"Smartly told . . . an absorbing glimpse into the paddock where what we know as 'Victorianism' took its first tentative steps."  —Financial Times

"A compelling detective story peopled with low-life aristocrats, high-minded reformers, [this book] paints a rich and vivid panorama of the full spectrum of early Victorian society, bringing to light an overlooked turning point in British history."  —Finch's Quarterly Review

About the Author

Former associate editor of the Evening Standard's ES magazine, Nicholas Foulkes writes regularly for Country Life, the Financial Times, and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of High Society: The History of America's Upper Class and The Trench Book.

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  • File Size: 5116 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Reprint edition (May 27, 2010)
  • Publication Date: May 27, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003NE5U00
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,314,509 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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