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Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe / David Maraniss.

Maraniss, David,(author.).

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  • 22 of 34 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Garrett PL - Garrett 796 MAR (Text) 30010171004396 Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown BIOGRAPHY THOR (Text) 39213000962443 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville B THORPE, JIM MARANISS (Text) 33946004128331 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 10/12/2022
Jay Co PL - Portland B T5195m (Text) 76383000495357 Adult New Shelf, B Reshelving -
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Lebanon PL - Lebanon 796 BIOGRAPHY THORPE (Text) 34330513631896 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 921 THORPE (Text) 36825000957595 Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 796.092 MAR (Text) 37323005617595 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch B THO (Text) 78551000707833 Biography Checked out 09/29/2022
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 921 THORPE (Text) 39206021793722 New Materials Checked out 10/01/2022
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  • ISBN: 9781476748412
  • ISBN: 1476748411
  • Physical Description: x, 659 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-628) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"The stuff his people are made of" -- Path lit by lightning -- "This is the Indian's home" -- High jump -- Athletic duties above everything -- The newest star -- Railroaded -- Almost there -- Stockholm -- Near Custer's Tomb -- Lo, the poor Indian! -- Among the giants -- Around the world -- The reckoning -- The myth of a vanishing race -- Never look up -- Gains -- Losses -- Gamblers -- Start to finish -- Oorang Indians -- Letters 1 -- Letters 2 -- World famous Indians -- Pick and shovel -- "A man has to keep hustling" -- Akapamata in Hollywood -- Never forgotten -- Road to utopia -- Thunderbirds -- "Have you seen the movie?" -- Waving good-bye.
Summary, etc.:
Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, in the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for the New York Giants. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a struggle against the odds. As a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, he encountered duplicitous authorities who turned away from him when their reputations were at risk. At Carlisle, he dealt with the racist assimilationist philosophy Kill the Indian, save the man. His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball. His later life was troubled by alcohol, broken marriages, and financial distress. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.
Subject: Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953.
Athletes > United States > Biography.
Indian athletes > United States > Biography.
Football players > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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