For the Glory Hardback

The Life of Eric Liddell

by Duncan Hamilton;

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Delve into the story of Eric Liddell, the inspiration for Chariots of Fire, and his life in China at a dangerous period in its history. 

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For the Glory

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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 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, from all walks of life. This is the story of a true hero of our times.

For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton was published by HarperCollins in April 2016 and is our 22475th best seller. The ISBN for For the Glory is 9780857522597.

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Page last updated 9th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHarperCollins (April 2016)
Number of Pages352
Thickness35 mm
Height240 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4440047
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