Jim Thorpe: Original All-American
Dial Books/Walden Media, 2006 - 277 стор.
Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football, Major League Baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track & field. But his life wasn't an easy one. Born on the Sac and Fox Reservation in 1887, he encountered much family tragedy, and was sent as a young boy to various Indian boarding schools—strict, cold institutions that didn't allow their students to hold on to their Native American languages and traditions. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling at Pennsylvania's Carlisle Indian School. There, the now-legendary coach Pop Warner recognized Jim's athletic excellence and welcomed him onto the football and track teams.
Focusing on Jim Thorpe's years at Carlisle, this book brings his early athletic career—and especially his college football days—to life, while also dispelling some myths about him and movingly depicting the Native American experience at the turn of the twentieth century. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans—an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American.
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - jimocracy - LibraryThing
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-AmericanРецензія користувача - Kirkus
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