Jim Thorpe: A Biography

Jim Thorpe: A Biography

by William A. Cook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786463558
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/27/2011
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 840,405
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

William A. Cook is the author of numerous books, including 11 on baseball history, and has appeared in productions on ESPN2 and the MLB Network. A former health care administrator and township councilman in North Brunswick, New Jersey, he resides in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Ancestors 5

2 The Road to Carlisle 8

3 The Rise of the Carlisle Athletic Program 19

4 Pop Warner Meets Jim Thorpe 31

5 Thorpe Plays Baseball in North Carolina 43

6 The 1912 Olympic Games 52

7 The 1912 Carlisle Football Season 63

8 Thorpe Loses His Olympic Medals 72

9 Thorpe Signs with the New York Giants 80

10 The 1913 Giants and White Sox World Tour 93

11 Congress Investigates Carlisle 105

12 Thorpe Struggles with the Curve Ball 112

13 Thorpe Plays for the Canton Bulldogs 117

14 McGraw Loans Thorpe to the Cincinnati Reds 128

15 Thorpe's Major League Career Ends 136

16 Post-War Professional Football 143

17 The NFL Is Born 149

18 A Fading Star 162

19 Thorpe Goes to Hollywood 170

20 The Battle for Thorpe's Medals and Remains 186

Chapter Notes 203

Bibliography 211

Index 215

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