Path lit by lightning : the life of Jim Thorpe
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New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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x, 659 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-628) and index.
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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 His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball.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, 7th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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

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

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

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