Jim Thorpe: Original All-American

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Paperback. Pub Date: October 2008 Pages: 276 in Publisher: Penguin Group. (USA) Incorporated Jim Thorpe played so professional football and major league baseball and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He'll be forever revered by the sports community and by his Native American community. Born on the Sac and Fox Reservation in 1887. Jim was sent as a young boy to various Indian boarding schools-strict. cold places that didn't allow their students to hold on to their Native American traditions. Jim ran away from school many times. until he found his calling at Pennsylvania's Carlisle School. There. coach Pop Warner recognized Jim's athletic excellence and welcomed him onto the football and track teams. Glory followed. as did a surprising disgrace. But through everything. Jim was a person to admire-an engaging. spirited. and impressive young man. Told in Jim's voice. th...

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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.
"The novel is a superb blend of fiction and nonfiction, rooted in the author's usual careful research." Kirkus Reviews"

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