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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoB Thor
TitlePath lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe / David Maraniss.
AuthorMaraniss, David. author.
CollectionNF Biography
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293102004053B Thor8/16/2022 Due on 9/15/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781476748412 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1476748411 (hardcover)
Personal Name Maraniss, David. author.
Title Statement Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe / David Maraniss.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
Physical Description x, 659 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-628) and index.
Summary, Etc. Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, in the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for the New York Giants. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a struggle against the odds. As a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, he encountered duplicitous authorities who turned away from him when their reputations were at risk. At Carlisle, he dealt with the racist assimilationist philosophy Kill the Indian, Save the Man. His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball. His later life was troubled by alcohol, broken marriages, and financial distress. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.
Subject-Personal Name Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Athletes United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Indian athletes United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Football players United States Biography.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.

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