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

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

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main CDBOOK 92 MAR (Text) 36803001188627 CD BOOK Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood AUDIOBOOK NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY Thorpe (Text) 36626104369509 2nd Floor New Adult Media Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797140803
  • ISBN: 1797140809
  • ISBN: 9781797140810
  • ISBN: 1797140817
  • 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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Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
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 His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball.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.
Olympic athletes > Biography.
Athletes > United States > Biography.
Indian athletes > United States > Biography.
Football players > United States > Biography.
Baseball players > Biography.
Racism > United States.
Indians of North America > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Audiobooks.
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