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

Maraniss, David,(author,, narrator.).

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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield CD 921 Thorpe (Text) 31208913901577 audiovisual Available -
Porter County PL - Valparaiso Public Library ON ORDER (Text) 33410017652035 Adult Audiobooks In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781797140803
  • Physical Description: 19 audio discs (23 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2022]

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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 His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball.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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