The Stakes Were High: The Extraordinary Life Of John Gully, From Bruiser And Bookie To Fine Old English Gentleman by Keith BakerThe Stakes Were High: The Extraordinary Life Of John Gully, From Bruiser And Bookie To Fine Old English Gentleman by Keith Baker

The Stakes Were High: The Extraordinary Life Of John Gully, From Bruiser And Bookie To Fine Old…

byKeith Baker

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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The Stakes were High follows the amazing life of "Glorious" John Gully, the butcher's boy from Bristol who first achieved fame as a bare-knuckle fighter and champion of England. No other boxer in the history of sports 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.
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.
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Title:The Stakes Were High: The Extraordinary Life Of John Gully, From Bruiser And Bookie To Fine Old…Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Pitch PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1785312928

ISBN - 13:9781785312922

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