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Battling Jack
Battling Jack

Battling Jack

You Gotta Fight Back


288 Pages, 6 x 9.1

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2005

ISBN 9781845960643

Rights: US

Mainstream Publishing (Sep 2005)

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"Battling" Jack Turpin is the last surviving member of his generation of Britain's best-known, best-loved boxing family. Now almost 80 years old, he is as charismatic and feisty as ever, and in Battling Jack, Turpin tells his own unique story. It is the remarkable tale of a man whose indomitable spirit has out-stared ignorance and prejudice, tasted triumph and celebrity, and endured hardship and tragedy. It offers a ringside seat at heroic battles and comic encounters as Turpin vividly recalls the sport, sex, and slapstick of life in the now-forbidden boxing booths of the travelling fairs. He takes us behind the scenes of a scandal that rocked the sporting world and into his confidence over the mystery that surrounds his younger brother's death by gunshot. Complete with previously unpublished photographs, this is a wonderfully candid account of the life of a very singular man.