The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire

The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire

On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world. He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. The story of that race--and the one he didn't run--was told in the popular movie classic Chariots of Fire. But what most of us don't know is what became of Eric Liddell in the years after the credits rolled. As the storm c On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world. He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won...

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Title:The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire
Author:Eric T. Eichinger
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Genres:History
ISBN:1496419944
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

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  • Danielle Hammelef
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  • Crystal Storms
    May 06, 2018
    I watched the movie "Chariots of Fire" as a child, but didn't remember much of it. Inspired by quotes and stories from the movie, I watched it as an adult. Loved the movie and was challenged by the man with such deep convictions. The Final Race shares some of the details that "Chari...
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  • Betty
    May 24, 2018
    Excellent book on the life of Eric Liddell. So inspiring! This is one book I will pass around - I thoroughly enjoyed it. ...
  • Linda Au
    Mar 14, 2018
    I can still remember the first time I watched the movie Chariots of Fire in the early 1980s. Belonging to a Reformed Presbyterian denomination steeped in Scottish heritage and sabbath-keeping, I was overcome with emotion at many points in the movie. And believe me, I?m no sports fan....
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    Mar 19, 2018
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    Apr 25, 2018
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  • Steve
    May 07, 2018
    An excellent and inspiring story of Eric Liddell who for his observance of the Sabbath, withdrew from the 1924 Olympics 100-meter event. He ran in the 400 meter race which he had little experience in and won a gold medal. He later became a missionary to China, where when World War II b...
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    Mar 19, 2018
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    May 08, 2018
    A wonderful tribute to a man who always sought to run the race set before him with endurance and excellence. ...
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    Mar 11, 2018
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    May 13, 2018
    This author never disappoints and this book clearly did not at all...the era of this book is of great interest to me and it delivered. Simply put, this book was incredible. This one is a must-read. ...
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    Apr 19, 2018
    Eric Liddell won the 1924 400 meter race at the Olympics. He is well known for this, but is better known for the one he did not run. It was a Sunday, he was a son of a missionary. He became a missionary to China, married had three daughters. This is the story of that life. The life ...
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    May 24, 2018
    Last night I finished reading ?The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire? by Eric T. Eichinger. I knew who Eric Liddell was, of course, but I knew little of his life apart from the depiction in ?Chariots of Fire?. Eric Lidd...
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