Eric Liddell is famous for being the man who would not compromise his religious principles and refused to compete in the Olympics on a Sunday - despite the fact that he was the red hot favourite for the gold.
Instead, he entered a different event that was not being competed on the Sabbath...and won a gold anyway.
One of Scotland's finest athletes, Liddell was feted throughout the United Kingdom.
At the height of his fame, however, he slipped quietly out of the limelight to become a missionary in China, where he later came to an unpleasant end in a Japanese internment camp.
Eric Liddell's remarkable story was the subject of the smash 1982 film "Chariots of Fire."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2007
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9780752443522