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Today We Die a Little - The Rise and Fall of Emil Zatopek, Olympic Legend
Title:
Today We Die a Little - The Rise and Fall of Emil Zatopek, Olympic Legend
Askwith, Richard
$14.00

Emil Zatopek won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. He redefined the boundaries of endurance, training in Army boots, in snow, in sand, in darkness. But his toughness was matched by a spirit of friendship and a joie de vivre that transcended the darkest days of the Cold War.
His triumphs put his country on the map, yet when Soviet tanks moved in to crush Czechoslovakia’s new freedoms in 1968, Zatopek paid a heavy personal price for his brave defence of ‘socialism with a human face’. Rehabilitated two decades later, he was a shadow of the man he had been – and the world had all but forgotten him.

Second hand Hardback
Stock: 
1
ISBN: 
9780224100342
SKU:
68630