His Own Man

Subtitle:
Otto Peltzer: Champion Athlete, Nazi Victim, Indian Hero
By:
Donald Macgregor and Timothy Johnston
Price:
£17.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785311901
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
256

Description

Born with the twentieth century, Otto Peltzer overcame a lonely childhood, beset by illness, to gain a doctorate in sociology and multiple world records on the running track. His Own Man is the story - the first in English - of an unjustly forgotten athlete, who ascended the heights, fell from grace under the Nazis, then achieved redemption coaching street children in India. 

About the author

Co-written by Donald Macgregor and Tim Johnston, former GB Olympians. Donald is a teacher and lecturer in French and German. He acts as translator for the Journal of Olympic History and published his autobiography Running My Life in 2010. A Cambridge-educated solicitor, Tim is a former holder of UK national and world records on the track, he finished eighth in the marathon in the 1968 high-altitude Mexico Olympics. He has written two novels.