Praise for A Forgotten Legend: Balbir Singh Sr., Triple Olympic Gold & Modi’s New India

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“Written in a lively style, A Forgotten Legend details Singh Sr.’s stunning Olympic exploits with play-by-play precision.” Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight

“Patrick Blennerhassett journeys to the dizzying intersection of sport, politics and religion in India to show a historic figure being pushed to the curb. His vivid account delights and inspires even as it infuriates. An essential and compelling read.” Charlie Gillis, Maclean’s

“Putting the best of his journalistic skills to work, Patrick Blennerhassett tells an exhaustive, rambunctious tale of an elite champion whose humility equals his hockey heroics. You won’t just cheer for Balbir Singh Sr., you will raise your fist in solidarity.” Megan Stewart, Vancouver Courier

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