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  • Paperback: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Milo Books; New edition edition (1 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903854164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903854167
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A rare glimpse into a secret world.' (The Independent on Sunday) -- THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Every page shines - a tremendous book.' (Traveller Magazine)
-- TRAVELLER MAGAZINE

'Well-written and interesting.' (Boxing News) -- BOXING NEWS

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'Well-written and interesting.' (Boxing News)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Fox on 15 July 2008
Format: Paperback
i enjoyed reading this book. some of the things mentioned in the book are romantisised and some are exagerrated. i am sure that bartley gorman was a very good fighter and i am sure (having never met him) that he was no saint. a lot of the book recounts battles after drinking alcohol and i doubt that he would really have had the necessary discipline to have become a championship boxer. he seems a fair size and would have had size advantages over most of the men he fought. i have come across gypsy fighters before and they are mainly bullies, (fair play means they've got more to back them up). i spoke to bob gaskin and he told me that the doncaster races episode was very exagerated (bartley says a metal bar was forced down his throat and his voice box was damaged). also i cannot see any man missing a man with a punch and knocking down a wall. i am sure that he was well regarded in his community (and hero worshipped) and am sure that his skill at fighting and his reputation made him plenty of money and got him out of many unpleasant duties. all in all it is a good book but don't believe it all.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By mr robert j clemence on 15 Aug. 2003
Format: Hardcover
Having read the likes of Lenny Mclean - The Guv'nor, Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw, Dave Courteney - Stop the Ride, Hard Bstrds, Geoff Thompson (excellent read) & Jimmy Stockin's 'On the Cobbles' etc etc I would have to say that this book is very comfortably the best of them all. Bartley Gorman, to me, was a legend. I had never heard of the fella before I laid eyes on this book, and was very reluctant to buy and read it to be honest. After I had read the first chapter, I really couldn't put the damn thing down! It is a brilliant, brilliant story of a man with extremely high morals and a fascinating past. I take my hat off to the 'King of the Gypsies' whom I would suggest is a real old skool mans man - and a bloody hard so and so!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diabolo on 30 Dec. 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. There's folklore, history, honour and action. It is a trip back to bygone times interspersed with a great descriptive narrative into the world of the prize fighter. Don't misunderstand... it's not a history book, it's a book about Bartley Gorman, King of the Gypsies. The fights, the challenges, the lifestyle and the mentality of a gypsy prize-fighter. I read my first copy several times (until it fell apart) I have since replaced it and will read it again and again. It's just one of those books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Doyle on 6 July 2007
Format: Paperback
having read numerous books of this type i have to say this is amongst my favs well written it keeps you fixed and is hard to put down you almost feel sorry for bartley after the racecourse incident worth every penny highly recommended
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Aug. 2005
Format: Paperback
all in all a good book, initially after reading the foreword i thought this guy was a bit arrogant, but as the book goes on its difficult not to gain respect for the man. you dont get much insight into the man apart from the fighter until the end of the book. i find it interesting that once he is older he turns his back on the fighting game, this seems to be the norm as fighters get older and wiser, billy cribb, tarmac warrior did the same. a good book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By martinlaw21@aol.com on 30 April 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book delivers an amazing story of a gypsy bare knuckle fighter, who was no doubt the best of his time, i live in his home town, and only really got to hear about him when he passed away, which made me buy and read this book. If youre lookin for a book full of blood, sweat and tears. then this is the book to read. But it! you wont be disapointed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book about a very brave and honourable man. Bartley Gorman comes across as being a fair, honest and deeply religious man as well as a formidable fighter. It is correct to say that he was not an ALI but in my opinion he was better. He fought more people than Ali and did not wear gloves or have the protection of medical people standing by. However that aside this book stands out for its deep look into the gypsy way of life and what made bartley the man he was. This book also mentions other famous fighters previously unknown to the general public. For example Uriah Burton probably the most dangerous "all in fighter" of the last one hundred years. There are pictures in this book of famous gypsy fighters that have never been seen before. This is an addictive and very interesting read. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. James A. Lambert on 11 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback
Fantastic book. Very well reserched and written. Very interesting. Very honourable man whose values are all too lacking today. Great read for the fighting fan as well as just a fun read. Some good life lessons as well hidden among the general text.
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