A biography of Eric Liddell
By: Julian Wilson
Publication Date: 2012-03-09
Number of pages: 160
Eric Liddell, the Scottish 400m Olympic champion from the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris was immortalised in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. His story, however, goes far beyond the restrictions of a 2-hour movie. Julian Wilson’s vivid biography recounts not only the highs and lows of Liddell’s athletics career, including his controversial decision never to run on a Sunday, but also his life after the Olympics as a missionary in war-torn China. The book draws upon interviews with Liddell’s surviving family and friends, and includes some fascinating anecdotes, reminiscences, extracts from his letters and a number of rare photographs.
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