For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell

by Duncan Hamilton

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For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell Synopsis

Eric Liddell was as close to a saint as any man in modern history has been. Renowned for his athletic prowess, it was also his deeply entrenched values that set him 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, and captured the hearts of the world. Liddell was immortalised in the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, but that film barely scratched the surface of his life (as well as being economical with the facts). It was China, where he had grown up, that was Liddell's passion, and his zeal was to improve the lot of its most unfortunate people, in a time of terrible violence and danger, when the country lay under the brutal hand of the invading Japanese army. He was literally on a mission, a force for good in the world.

For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell Press Reviews

'Hamilton shows Liddell as more than a star who used the spotlight to call attention to his beliefs: he was a truly selfless human being who gave everything he had to others... his writing feels effortless in this inspiring story.' Publishers Weekly

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ISBN: 9780857522597
Publication date: 12/05/2016
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ISBN: 9780857522597
Publication date: 12th May 2016
Author: Duncan Hamilton
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Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Sport,
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About Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton is deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post. He is the author of the 2007 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Provided You Don’t Kiss me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (Fourth Estate).

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