It gives us a glimpse into the times and events that surrounded and formed the individual.
Especially interesting was how East Mauch Chunk and Mauch Chunk merged to become the town of Jim Thorpe (Pennsylvania) without Thorpe ever having been there.
Highly recommended and read her Burt Lancaster bio too, another interesting take on an interesting life.
Kate Buford has written what is likely to definitive biography of Jim Thorpe. Jim Thorpe is considered by many to be the greatest athlete of the 20th century. Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. Baker
I was born just shortly after Jim Thorpe died and took an early interest in him. This book is carefully researched. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Roderick T. Leupp
Living 45 minutes from Jim Thorpe, Pa., and 90 minutes from Carlisle, Pa., I have always been fascinated by Jim Thorpe. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eddie Smith
Grew up in this small Pennsylvania town and never really got a great history until now. A tremendous athlete who never really got the praise and honor that he so rightly deserves. Read morePublished 20 months ago by PA Goddess
A well-written, intimate account of the subject's life, telling the good with the bad history of Jim Thorpe's complex life and career.Published on August 14, 2012 by bobbie snodgrass
My husband saw this book reviewed on TV. I ordered it and he began to read it. It was not appealing at all to him, and he loves this type of book. I would not recommend it.Published on June 9, 2012 by KDB
Kate Buford's book "Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe" tackles the life of this legendary football and Olympic star, a complex character whose life... Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by ICTMN
A good biography does much more than tell the story of one person. It gives us a glimpse into the times and events that surrounded and formed the individual. Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by Bruce