Winning Against the Odds tells the fascinating,eccentric story of one of England's most fascinating and eccentric men.StuartWheeler went to Eton and Oxford. He was an officer in the Welsh Guards, abarrister, an investment banker and a major donor to the Conservative Party.You might think that he has led a life of impeccably conformist upper-classrespectability. You'd be wrong.ForWheeler is also an illegitimate child adopted at the age of two, a maverickbusinessman who made his fortune on the back of `the most brilliant idea thatanyone had had of his generation' and a devoted gambler who hasbeen thrown out of more than one Las Vegas casino.He played cards with Lord Lucan two nights before hisinfamous disappearance, effectively invented spread-betting with the creationin 1974 of IG Index and gave William Hague's Conservatives GBP5 million (stillthe biggest political donation in British history) before being expelled fromthe Tories, joining UKIP and becoming a key figure in Vote Leave during theBrexit referendum campaign.Forthright, principled and always entertaining, Winning against the Odds is a story of betswon and lost, of outrageous personalities and dramatic events, and of asingular mind that engages with the world around it in a completely unique andcompelling way.
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