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Gentlemen and Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844 Paperback – 26 May 2011

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; Reprint edition (26 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753824752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753824757
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,386,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Foulkes tells the murky story with characteristic panache. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

Fascinating (CATHOLIC HERALD)

The book not only concerns itself with the Derby ... along the way, there are murky tales of illegal gaming houses, prize fighting, murder, suicide and duelling. (SOUTH WALES ARGUS)

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Men, money, duelling and murder: welcome to the infamous Derby race of 1844 and the gambling mania that gripped early 19th century Britain.

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