APRIL / MAY W&N NON-FICTION
Adam Sisman Hugh Trevor-Roper: A Biography
The life of the great historian whose career was made and unmade by Hitler Clever, witty and sophisticated, Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. Notorious for his acerbic attacks on his peers, he catastrophically tainted his own reputation when he authenticated the forged ‘Hitler Diaries’. But there was much more to his life than this: from wartime code-breaking, to grilling Nazis while the trail was still fresh in 1945, to his secret affair with an older, married woman. Adam Sisman is the author of several widely acclaimed biographies including A.J.P Taylor and Boswell’s Presumptuous Task. He lives in Somerset.
Biography Cased April £25.00 564pp 234 x 153mm 16pp b/w illustrations 978 0 297 85214 8 Markets: World XUSAC USA & Translation: Andrew Wylie Serial: W&N
Nick Foulkes Derby Day The Gambling Craze of the 1840s
The corrupt Derby race of 1844 and the gambling mania that gripped the nation In the early 1840s, Britain was the gambling capital of Europe and racing the chief national sporting obsession. Nick Foulkes tells the dramatic story of the Derby race of 1844 when the increasingly moralistic forces of the day were pitted against the clubbish, fashionable world of horse-racing, culminating in the Gaming Act of 1845. Derby Day paints a rich portrait of the time and highlights an overlooked turning point in our history. Nick Foulkes is a journalist and author of the highly praised cultural histories, The Last of the Dandies and Dancing into Battle. He lives in London.
History, Sport Cased May £18.99 288pp 234 x 156mm 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 84459 4 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N