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For the glory : the life of Eric Liddell

Hamilton, Duncan, 1958-2017
Books, Manuscripts
Renowned for his athletic prowess, it was also his deeply entrenched values that set Eric Liddell apart from the crowd. These qualities were never better illustrated than in the 1924 Paris Olympics when, having declined his place in the 100 metres owing to the fact that the race was run on a Sunday, he produced an astonishing performance to win gold in the 400 metres. Liddell was immortalised in the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, but that film barely scratched the surface of his life. 'For the Glory' takes the reader from Liddell the fastest man on the planet, through Liddell the man with a higher purpose, to Liddell when he had to be stronger than all around him, detained in an internment camp under terrible conditions, when he became the moral centre of an otherwise unbearable world. Liddell would make the ultimate sacrifice, but the story of his life continues to inspire generation after generation.
Main title:
London : Black Swan, 2017.
512 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2016.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781784160043 (pbk)
Dewey class:
796.42092796.42092 LIDB LID796.42
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