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Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe

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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 His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball.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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Avon Free Library 796.092 THO (Text)
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52113300586326
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Clyde-Savannah Public Library 921 Thorpe (Text)
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52116300814770
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Dansville Public Library BIO THORPE MAR (Text)
Adult Biography
52117300645073
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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs BIO Thorpe (Text)
Biography
52138300283855
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Geneva Public Library 796.092 MAR (Text)
Second Floor Nonfiction
52118301086770
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Lima Public Library BIO THO (Text)
Adult Biography
32139002059069
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Livonia Public Library BIO THORPE (Text)
Adult Biographies
52140300632297
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Lyons Public Library 920 THORPE (Text)
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52141300631099
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Macedon Public Library BIO THORPE (Text)
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52121300765386
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Newark Public Library 920 THORPE (Text)
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