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Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe Paperback – March 1, 2012
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Three are really four phases to Thorpe's life. The first being his upbringing on an Indian reservation and mostly left to run free and find his own fun and games. He was a very active outdoorsman which is a partial explanation for this developing into a phenomenal athlete. While unconventional, constantly running, jumping, hunting, and playing games certainly kept him active as a youth.
The second phase was his stint at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Once his talents were shaped at Carlyle he became not only a world class athlete, but THE world class athlete.
The third phase was his time as a professional athlete.Read more ›
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Very, very detail oriented on tribes and Thorpe upbringing. A bit more than we required, but the author has certainly done her homework on her subject. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jdex
As the great granddaughter of two of her most cited sources I think this book is crap. It is full of misinformation and poor research. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NDNCowgirl
Wonderful book fit for a champion. Modern day history has hidden a hardworking athlete like Jim Thorpe. Read morePublished 19 months ago by dvelme
I was born just shortly after Jim Thorpe died and took an early interest in him. This book is carefully researched. Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 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 on September 29, 2013 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 on January 9, 2013 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