Gentlemen and Blackguards

Gentlemen and Blackguards Author Nicholas Foulkes
ISBN-10 9780297858553
Release 2010-05-27
Pages 288
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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. This is a tale of money, gambling and sporting obsession; of rogues and rascals, outrageous criminality, aristocratic complacency, and a gripping investigation to expose the most audacious sporting plot of the age. In the early 1840s, Britain was the gambling capital of Europe and the Epsom Derby was attracting countless spectators and many millions of pounds in wagers. It was a time of frenzied speculation, high stakes and low morals. But as the unprincipled Regency era gave way to the high-mindedness of the Victorian period, reformers decided it was time to challenge the murky world of illegal gambling and in 1844, launched the far-reaching Parliamentary Enquiry. When the Derby of the same year ended in chaos, with the two favourite horses doped, the Turf's most dedicated follower and greatest tyrant Lord George Bentinck, took it upon himself to uncover the truth of what happened that day, which led to one of the most sensational court cases of the 19th century. A compelling detective story peopled with low-life aristocrats and high-minded reformers, GENTLEMEN AND BLACKGUARDS paints a rich picture of early Victorian society, bringing to light an overlooked turning point in British history.



Blackguards and Red Stockings

Blackguards and Red Stockings Author William J. Ryczek
ISBN-10 9780786499458
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 272
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It was a novel experiment as baseball's leading men formed the National Association, bringing order to the hodgepodge of professional and amateur clubs that made up the sport from the end of the Civil War through 1870. It was an imperfect beginning to organized professional sports in America--the league was plagued by gambling, contract jumping and rumors of dishonest play--but it laid the groundwork for the multi-billion-dollar enterprises of the 21st century. Like most sporting endeavors, it was entertaining, with the best players in the world displaying their talents throughout the northeastern and mid-western United States and, in 1874, during a ground-breaking journey to England. The present volume covers all the action--both on and off the field--of the NA's five years, providing the definitive history of the first professional sports league in the U.S.



Blasphemers and Blackguards

Blasphemers and Blackguards Author David Ryan
ISBN-10 9781908928276
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 248
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Blackguards

Blackguards Author J. M. Martin
ISBN-10 1941987168
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 740
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A FANTASY ANTHOLOGY featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times bestsellers. If you enjoy roguish tales of scoundrels and ne'er-do-wells, this one's for you.



The Black Prism

The Black Prism Author Brent Weeks
ISBN-10 9780748116973
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 480
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EVERY LIGHT CASTS A SHADOW Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. His strength, wit and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.



Blackguards and Scoundrels of Colonial Queensland

Blackguards and Scoundrels of Colonial Queensland Author Tony Matthews
ISBN-10 1876780002
Release 2001
Pages 238
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A sequel to the very successful Mayhem and Murder in Pioneering Queensland. The case histories of specific crimes and their legal prosecution are evoked through scholarly research, but also with literary flair and intimate characterisation in a way that brings Queensland's social history one hundred years ago to a fascinating new life.



In search of the forlorn hope

In search of the  forlorn hope Author John Michael Kitzmiller
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105005434209
Release 1988
Pages 1583
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The Blinding Knife

The Blinding Knife Author Brent Weeks
ISBN-10 9780748116980
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 480
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GAVIN GUILE IS DYING. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side. As he loses control, the world's magic runs wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn and their army of colour wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.



The Anti Jacobin Review and Magazine Or Monthly Political and Literary Censor

The Anti Jacobin Review and Magazine Or Monthly Political and Literary Censor Author
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000223064
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The Cheerful Blackguard

The Cheerful Blackguard Author Roger Pocock
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433075771786
Release 1915
Pages 400
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Tales of the Rohrk

Tales of the Rohrk Author Giancarlo Lui
ISBN-10 1843863057
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 562
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The Education of Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams Author Henry Adams
ISBN-10 9780486146584
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 416
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Pulitzer Prize-winning work by distinguished historian recounts search for order in a chaotic world. "A book of unique richness, of unforgettable comment and challenging thought . . ." — The New York Times.



New Perspectives on Prisons and Imprisonment

New Perspectives on Prisons and Imprisonment Author James B. Jacobs
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037457384
Release 1983-03
Pages 241
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A Dictionary of Slang Jargon Cant Embracing English American and Anglo Indian Slang Pidgin English Gypsies Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology

A Dictionary of Slang  Jargon   Cant Embracing English  American  and Anglo Indian Slang  Pidgin English  Gypsies  Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology Author Albert Barrère
ISBN-10 IND:39000005875880
Release 1897
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The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads Author Francis James Child
ISBN-10 9780486152844
Release 2013-01-03
Pages 544
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This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads 189-265.



Chapterhouse Dune

Chapterhouse  Dune Author Frank Herbert
ISBN-10 1440619239
Release 1987-07-01
Pages 448
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Frank Herbert's Final Novel in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest—the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power. Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse, and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they’ve mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy—the spice Melange. But their true weapon remains a man who has lived countless lifetimes—a man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad’Dib...



Redgauntlet By the author of Waverley

Redgauntlet  By the author of  Waverley  Author sir Walter Scott (bart.)
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590890691
Release 1824
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