Galloper Jack: The Remarkable Story of the Man Who Rode a Real War Horse

Galloper Jack: The Remarkable Story of the Man Who Rode a Real War Horse

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By (author) Brough Scott

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  • Publisher: Racing Post
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 31mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 9 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Newbury
  • ISBN 10: 1908216468
  • ISBN 13: 9781908216465
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • Sales rank: 217,441

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This is Brough Scott's moving biography of his grandfather - the author of the best-selling Warrior. 'Galloper' Jack Seely was at the heart of some of the most important events of the first part of the 20th century. His early life was one of adventure, sailing to the antipodes, saving the crew of a French ship wrecked off the coast of the Isle of Wight and later raising a squadron and joining the Boer War, where he was awarded the DSO for his bravery. On his return to England he was elected Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight, but just like his close friend Winston Churchill, later crossed over to the Liberal party. At the outbreak of the First World War, Seely went to the Western Front and there made his name as a humane and innovative leader. Written with honesty and wit, this is an exciting, unusual and thought-provoking biography of a man who has been unfairly treated by history.

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BROUGH SCOTT, has covered racing for many years, broadcasting for ITV and Channel 4, as well as co-founding the Racing Post. Voted Best Racing Journalist of the Year 2010, he has written numerous books, including Of Horses and Heroes.

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An enthralling book about a wild adventurer, a courageous soldier, a politician [and] a statesman. Ian Wooldrige, Daily Mail