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Eric Liddell, the Scottish 400m Olympic champion from the 1924Olympic Games in Paris was immortalized in the Oscar-winning fi lmChariots of Fire. His story, however, goes far beyond the restrictionsof a 2-hour movie.
Julian Wilson's vivid biography recounts not only the highs and lowsof Liddell's athletics career, including his controversial decisionnever to run on a Sunday, but also his life after the Olympics as amissionary in war-torn China.
The book draws upon interviews with Liddell's surviving family andfriends, and includes some fascinating anecdotes, reminiscences,extracts from his letters and a number of rare photographs.
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Vendor: Authentic Media
Publication Date: 2012