Focusing on Jim Thorpe's years at Carlisle, this book brings his early athletic career, and especially his college football days, to life, while also dispelling some myths about him and movingly depicting the Native American experience at the turn of the 20th century. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans: an illuminating and lively listen about a truly great American.
©2007 Joseph Bruchac; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
this book is very enjoyable, but short and comes to a complete abrupt unsatisfying end at one of the most important parts of Jim Thorpe's life. I still enjoyed it despite this major drawback. narration is top notch.
To Many Little Bosses
I felt like Jim was telling me his story.
Jim didn't write this but I hope it was a somewhat accurate account of his life. He deserves a no BS re-telling of is life. His life was not all happiness but the reader and story always took an up beat mood even in the down times in his life. It is a reminder of how tough life was for him and others of his time.
I was always interested in what was next and wish I could have listened to this in one take.
This story was very well told by Joseph Bruchac. He took his time on this beautiful story about a great athlete. So if you love sports like I do. Then you will love this story about the greatest athlete of all times.
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