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The Resource Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe, David Maraniss

Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe, David Maraniss

Label
Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe
Title
Path lit by lightning
Title remainder
the life of Jim Thorpe
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball.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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maraniss, David
Dewey number
796.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV697.T5
LC item number
M27 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thorpe, Jim
  • Athletes
  • Indian athletes
  • Football players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • Thorpe, Jim
  • Athletes
  • Football players
  • Indian athletes
  • United States
  • Athletes
  • Native American athletes
  • Football players
Target audience
adult
Label
Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-628) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"The stuff his people are made of" -- Path lit by lightning -- "This is the Indian's home" -- High jump -- Athletic duties above everything -- The newest star -- Railroaded -- Almost there -- Stockholm -- Near Custer's tomb -- Lo, the poor Indian! -- Among the giants -- Around the world -- The reckoning -- The myth of a vanishing race -- Never look up -- Gains -- Losses -- Gamblers -- Start to finish -- Oorang Indians -- Letters 1 -- Letters 2 -- World famous Indians -- Pick and shovel -- "A man has to keep hustling" -- Akapamata in Hollywood -- Never forgotten -- Road to utopia -- Thunderbirds -- "Have you seen the movie?" -- Waving good-bye -- Epilogue
Control code
on1281585268
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 659 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1281585268
Label
Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe, David Maraniss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-628) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"The stuff his people are made of" -- Path lit by lightning -- "This is the Indian's home" -- High jump -- Athletic duties above everything -- The newest star -- Railroaded -- Almost there -- Stockholm -- Near Custer's tomb -- Lo, the poor Indian! -- Among the giants -- Around the world -- The reckoning -- The myth of a vanishing race -- Never look up -- Gains -- Losses -- Gamblers -- Start to finish -- Oorang Indians -- Letters 1 -- Letters 2 -- World famous Indians -- Pick and shovel -- "A man has to keep hustling" -- Akapamata in Hollywood -- Never forgotten -- Road to utopia -- Thunderbirds -- "Have you seen the movie?" -- Waving good-bye -- Epilogue
Control code
on1281585268
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 659 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1281585268

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