Jim Thorpe: Original All-American

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Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football and Major League baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. But his life wasn?t easy. Born on a reservation, he endured family tragedy and was sent to various Native American boarding schools. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling under the now-legendary coach Pop Warner. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans?an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac.

 

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It was very off-putting to hear the author (who was only 11 when Jim Thorpe died) narrate Thorpe's story from the first person. All the cheery glibness made me want to puke. At least my library had accurately catagorized this as fiction. What a waste of time! Читати огляд повністю

JIM THORPE: Original All-American

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Jim Thorpe was a modern American Indian hero. At Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Thorpe excelled in sports and later became known as the world's greatest athlete. Taking money to play semi-pro ... Читати огляд повністю

Зміст

YOU CAN CALL ME JIM
1
RUNNING AWAY
7
THE FINEST GAME IN THE WORLD
12
CARLISLES VISIT
19
BACK HOME
24
GARDEN GROVE
28
OFF TO CARLISLE
35
FOLLOW THE TROLLEY TRACKS
39
WARMUP GAMES
135
THE TOUGHEST SEASON
141
THE RELUCTANT TRACK STAR
148
SUMMER BALL
156
BEING MISSED
162
TOUGH SEASONS
166
A FRIEND FOR LIFE
173
SO FAR SO GOOD
179

CADET THORPE
45
THE ROUTINE
49
OUTING
54
CLEARING THE BAR
63
KEEP A GOIN
67
EX
73
SUMMER AT CARLISLE
77
NOBODY TACKLES JIM
81
THE WORLD OF THE FOOTBALL BOYS
89
INDIAN FIELD
95
FIRST TOUCHDOWN
100
THE ASSOCIATION
114
DOING WELL
119
OKLAHOMA SUMMER
127
IVA
185
HARVARD
192
ALLAMERICAN
198
BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE
204
OLYMPIC GLORY
213
ALL KINDS OF OPPORTUNITIES
224
THE 1912 SEASON
230
EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END
243
DISGRACE
247
THINGS COME AROUND
254
AUTHORS NOTE
263
BIBLIOGRAPHY
274
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Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.

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