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By William A. Cook

ISBN-10: 0786463554

ISBN-13: 9780786463558

such a lot biographies of Jim Thorpe (1888–1953) emphasize his Olympic glory and his notable talents in music and soccer. Thorpe’s 1912 gold medals within the decathalon and pentathalon and his expertise at the gridiron rank him excessive between remarkable athletes of the 20 th century. That Thorpe additionally performed brilliantly at the baseball diamond is a frequently disregarded aspect of his occupation. This narrative of Thorpe’s upward thrust and fall in American activities can pay specific recognition to his time within the significant and minor leagues, together with his stormy courting with ny Giants supervisor John McGraw and baseball’s position in stripping Thorpe of his Olympic medals. by means of chronicling Thorpe’s involvement in baseball, soccer and music at the same time, this profile bargains an entire portrait of 1 of the main flexible athletes in activities history.

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