The book I was enjoying while helping my mother out was entitled CARLISLE vs. ARMY: Jim Thorpe.
The story of the undersized, hot tempered youth who ended up going to West Point, desperate to make the football team.
This is a terrific book that can be enjoyed by sports fans, history buffs and general readers as well.
Some sloppiness about West Point facts. It's not a campus and Grads do not refer to it as The Point. The story about Jim Thorpe was compelling.Published 3 months ago by murfsurf
I started reading this book and could not put it down until i finished it!
Fascinating and very historically relveant!!
What if I told you that Jim Thorpe ended the football career and in so doing created the man who planned D-day and became the President who got us out of Korea and denounced the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Brostrom
Great history of football story. Very enjoyable read. I am a football fanatic and learning about the development of the passing offense was cool.Published 5 months ago by Batman19
I heard about this book from my hairdresser and bought it for my husband. He loved it and told his friend about it so we bought it for him. Read morePublished 7 months ago by toots
What an amazing story about a team that revolutionized the game of football and along the way changed the perception of Native Americans in 1912.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful book to read and consider impact of sports on a future president and Olympic athlete. I am recommending this book for male readers in middle school.Published 13 months ago by DCM
Before reading this book, I had only a very basic knowledge of Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bonnie_blu
What a great little book. Read it a couple times, and think of the history during this time frame. If you're a Jim Thorpe fan like me you've got to have it.Published 15 months ago by John R Wright