Jim Thorpe: A Biography

Jim Thorpe: A Biography

By: William A. Cook (author)Paperback

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[Most biographies of the legendary Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) tend to emphasize his Olympic glory and his remarkable abilities in track and football. Indeed, Thorpe's gold medals in the decathalon and pentathalon at the 1912 Olympic Games and his singular talent on the gridiron made him perhaps the most outstanding athlete of the twentieth century. Thorpe, however, also played brilliantly on the baseball diamond, a facet of his sporting life that remains widely overlooked. This concise narrative of Thorpe's rise and fall in American sports pays particular attention to his time in the major and minor leagues, including his stormy relationship with legendary New York Giants manager John McGraw and baseball's role in the stripping of Thorpe's Olympic medals. By chronicling Thorpe's involvement in baseball, football and track concurrently, this profile offers a complete portrait of the life and times of one of the most versatile athletes in American history.]

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Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780786463558
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 231
  • ID: 9780786463558
  • weight: 456
  • ISBN10: 0786463554

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