Revised edition of the biography of Olympicchampion and missionary Eric Liddell.
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.
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 two hour movie that in any case was not entirely accurate with the truth of the detail of Liddell's extraordinary but tragically short life. Julian Wilson's vivid biography recounts not only the highs and lows of his 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. It was here that is unassuming and selfless character won him many friends despite the severity of the conditions he had to endure toward the end of his life.
Julian Wilson has worked as an advertising copywriter and as an editor and writer for a number of publications. He is also the author of Complete Surrender, a biography of the Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell. He spent 15 years living in Asia, but now resides in Australia with his wife and daughter