The Stakes were High

Subtitle:
The Extraordinary Life of John Gully, From Bruiser and Bookie to Fine Old English Gentleman
By:
Keith Baker
Price:
£9.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785312922
Format:
Paperback
Size:
198 x 129
Pages:
192

Description

The Stakes were High follows the amazing life of 'Glorious' John Gully, the butcher's boy from Bristol who first achieved fame as a bareknuckle fighter and champion of England. No other boxer in the history of sport has had such an amazingly varied career. He amassed a huge fortune first as a successful bookmaker, gambler and racehorse owner - and later MP. This is the fascinating story of his life. 

About the author

Keith Baker is a former senior civil servant, and an historian and sports devotee. Educated at Aberystwyth University and the London School of Economics, in recent years he has had books published on The Fathers of Football and The 1908 London Olympics. He is married with three children and lives in Sheffield in England.

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