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5 edition of Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century (PA) (Images of America) found in the catalog.

Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century (PA) (Images of America)

by John H. Drury

  • 33 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Arcadia Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jim Thorpe (Pa.),
  • United States - General,
  • History: American,
  • Historic buildings,
  • United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Pictorial works,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Jim Thorpe,
  • History / United States / General,
  • PA,
  • Biography,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • 20th century

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7901629M
    ISBN 100738538604
    ISBN 109780738538600
    OCLC/WorldCa62572745

    World-class athlete Jim Thorpe was born in a one-room cabin near Prague in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, on Thorpe’s versatile talents earned him the distinction of being chosen, in , the greatest football player and the greatest American athlete of the first half of the twentieth century by American sports writers and broadcasters. The creators of Crazy Horse’s Vision () offer another inspiring American portrait, again focusing on their subject’s youth and extraordinary Wa-tho-huck (“Bright Path”) by his Pottowatomie mother, Thorpe attended several Indian Schools, struggling with academics but finding his path in sports, and emerging as the 20th century’s most widely gifted—though.

    Get this from a library! Jim Thorpe: 20th-century jock. [Robert Lipsyte] -- A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner and as an outstanding professional football and baseball.   Stockholm Olympic Games With Mens Pentathlon & Decathlon Winner USA Jim Thorpe imasportsphile - Duration: Ima Sportsph views.

    At the time of his death, Thorpe had been married to Patricia Askew for almost eight years. In , the nation’s press selected Jim Thorpe as the most outstanding athlete of the first half of the 20th Century and in , he was awarded ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Century.   The breathtaking town of Jim Thorpe is steeped in rich history, starting with its namesake. Considered by many to be the top athlete of the 20th century, Jim Thorpe’s athletic resumé is second to none: He won Olympic gold medals for his performance in the decathlon and pentathlon in (which were revoked then restored nearly a century Author: Beth Price-Williams.


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Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century (PA) (Images of America) by John H. Drury Download PDF EPUB FB2

Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century examines the causes and effects of a community's decision to relinquish its Native American name Mauch Chunk ("Bear Mountain") to become the town of Jim Thorpe. In the 19th century, Mauch Chunk rode a wave of prosperity, as coal shipping and tourism turned ordinary men into millionaires.5/5(3).

Jim Thorpe: 20th Century Jock Library Binding – October 1, by Robert Lipsyte (Author)/5(4). Jim Thorpe: 20Th-Century Jock (Superstar Lineup) Hardcover – November 1, by Robert Lipsyte (Author)/5(4).

Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century examines the causes and effects of a community's decision to relinquish its Native American name Mauch Chunk ("Bear Mountain") to become the town of Jim Thorpe. In the 19th century, Mauch Chunk rode a wave of prosperity, Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century book coal shipping and tourism turned ordinary men into : ArcadiaPublishing.

Tracing the life of Jim Thorpe (or Bright Path, the name given to him by his Native American mother) from his childhood spent in reservation schools to his young adulthood in the larger arena of college and the Olympic games to his early death inLipsyte shows a man who succeeded against all odds, only to be brought down by a racist press and public/5(4).

Robert W. Wheeler, Emmy Award winner, was founder and president of the Jim Thorpe Foundation. Sports Illustrated credits him with primary responsibility for the restoration of /5(17).

Jim Thorpe is the biography of one the all-time greatest athletes Jim is the only athletes to play more the Three sports. Jim won The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century Award.

Jims accomplishments on and off the field were a great impact on Native American history. Jim /5. Jim Thorpe was a Sac and Fox Indian star athlete in the early part of the 20th century.

This "novelized" biography shares his story in the first person, bringing him to life in a way that will be appealing to readers who enjoy biographies and/or sports stories.4/5.

Jim Thorpe, byname of James Francis Thorpe, (bornnear Prague, Indian Territory [now in Oklahoma], U.S.—died MaLomita, California), one of the most accomplished all-around athletes in history, who in was selected by American sportswriters and broadcasters as the greatest American athlete and the greatest gridiron football player of the first half.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Jim Thorpe: 20th-Century Jock by Robert Lipsyte, John Hite | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : HarperCollins Publishers. Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century examines the causes and effects of a community s decision to relinquish its Native American name Mauch Chunk (Bear Mountain) to become the town of Jim Thorpe.

In the 19th century, Mauch Chunk rode a wave of prosperity, as coal shipping and tourism turned ordinary men into millionaires. I haven't been interested in football since the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl inbut I was riveted to this narrative nonfiction about the athlete of the 20th Century, Jim Thorpe, and the rise and evolution of football brought about by the Carlisle Indians in the early s/5.

Get this from a library. Jim Thorpe in the 20th century. [John H Drury; Joan Gilbert]. Jim Thorpe: 20th-Century Jock Robert Lipsyte adroitly placing Jim Thorpe in the larger context of Native American history. Lipsyte is particularly good at outlining the chilling effects of the.

Carlisle vs. Army is not the kind of book I normally go for. But it is a book I enjoyed It is about three larger than life men from the early 20th Century Dwight Eisenhower, Jim Thorpe, and Pop Warner and the road each one took that led to their crossing paths.4/5.

Inthe nation’s press selected Jim Thorpe as the most outstanding athlete of the first half of the 20th Century and inhe was awarded ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Century. The Associated Press named him the greatest athlete of the first half of the 20th century inand the following year he was portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the film Jim Thorpe – All-American.

After he succumbed to a heart attack on Maat his trailer home in Lomita, California. Jim Thorpe has been heralded as the greatest athlete ever, certainly the most accomplished of the first half of the 20th century.

Thorpe won. Jim Thorpe's Bright Path is a children's picture book written by Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by S.D. Nelson. It is a biographical picture book of Jim Thorpe a legendary athlete and Olympian.

November, at least in my part of the world is Native American Heritage Month, which I plan to read one children's book, preferably a biography, which pertains to the subject everyday this month.4/5. Jim Thorpe was arguably the greatest all-around American athlete of the first half of the 20th century, a star in track and field, football, and baseball, /5(5).

Jim Thorpe in the 20th Century examines the causes and effects of a community’s decision to relinquish its Native American name Mauch Chunk (“Bear Mountain”) to become the town of Jim Thorpe. In the 19th century, Mauch Chunk rode a wave of prosperity, as coal shipping and tourism turned ordinary men into : Arcadia Publishing SC.Jim Thorpe 20th-century Jock (Book): Lipsyte, Robert: A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner and as an outstanding professional football and basebell player.A Dedication.

Friday, April 17 marked the campaign kick-off banquet sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame. For Pennsylvanians, resolutions were introduced by the state house and senate representatives supporting the campaign to recognize Jim Thorpe as the "Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century.".