Jim Thorpe: A Biography by William A. Cook

By William A. Cook

so much biographies of Jim Thorpe (1888–1953) emphasize his Olympic glory and his notable talents in song and soccer. Thorpe’s 1912 gold medals within the decathalon and pentathalon and his expertise at the gridiron rank him excessive between extraordinary athletes of the 20 th century. That Thorpe additionally performed brilliantly at the baseball diamond is a frequently forgotten part of his occupation. This narrative of Thorpe’s upward push and fall in American activities can pay specific consciousness to his time within the significant and minor leagues, together with his stormy courting with ny Giants supervisor John McGraw and baseball’s function in stripping Thorpe of his Olympic medals. through chronicling Thorpe’s involvement in baseball, soccer and song simultaneously, this profile bargains a whole portrait of 1 of the main flexible athletes in activities history.

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