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Gentlemen and blackguards : or, gambling mania and the plot to steal the Derby of 1844

Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The gambling mania that gripped early 19th-century Britain, focusing on the corrupt Derby race of 1844.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Foulkes
ISBN: 9780297844594 0297844598
OCLC Number: 501136206
Description: xvii, 298 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Nicholas Foulkes.

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"smartly told. an absorbing glimpse into the paddock where what we know as 'Victorianism' took its first tentative steps" -- DJ Taylor FINANCIAL TIMES "Foulkes manages in this book to be sports Read more...

 
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