Best Sports Books of 2016 from the London Sunday Times
Good news for sports fans!
Just in time for the holidays, the Sunday Times has come out with a roundup of their best sports books of the year, and we're very proud to have two Fletcher & Co titles featured!
"Thanks to the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell remains as famous for not running as for running. An evangelical Christian, he refused to participated in a heat of the 100m, his best event, at the 1924 Summer Olympics because it was held on a Sunday. He went on to win a gold medal in the 400m, and retired from athletics in favour of missionary work in China. Liddell deserves a definitive biography. This is it."
"The liaison between two of 20th-century America's most compelling figures was brief, deep and dangerous. The turbulent times in which they became close, soon after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, are here brought vividly to life. Under the banner of the Nation of Islam, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X were widely reviled for espousing separatism and black power. In both cases, the judgment of history has been kinder."