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Path lit by lightning: the life of Jim Thorpe
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Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
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Book
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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x, 659 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) portraits, photographs ; 25 cm
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Description
A riveting new biography of America’s greatest all-around athlete by the bestselling author of the classic biography When Pride Still Mattered.

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, the star of the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for John McGraw’s New York Giants. Even in a golden age of sports celebrities, he was one of a kind.

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 His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball.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. He roamed from state to state and took bit parts in Hollywood, but even the film of his own life failed to improve his fortunes. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.

Path Lit by Lightning is a great American story from a master biographer.
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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
921 THORPE
Due Oct 17, 2022
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Cable Adult Nonfiction
921 THO
Due Oct 18, 2022
Hayward Adult And Young Adult Nonfiction
NEW 796.092 MAR
Due Oct 18, 2022
Lac Courte Oreilles Adult Nonfiction
NA 796.092 MAR
Available
Mellen Adult Nonfiction
921 THO
Due Oct 17, 2022
Mercer Adult Nonfiction
B THO Biography
Available
Superior Adult Nonfiction
NEW 921 T3981m Thorpe, Jim
Due Oct 19, 2022
Washburn Adult Nonfiction
921 THO
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Oct 1, 2022
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English
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9781476748412, 1476748411

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Maraniss, D. (2022). Path lit by lightning: the life of Jim Thorpe. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Maraniss, David. 2022. Path Lit By Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. New York, Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Maraniss, David, Path Lit By Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Maraniss, David. Path Lit By Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2022.

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