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Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indians football team

Sheinkin, Steve (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J 796.3326 SHE (Text) 33500012430450 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 796.3326 SHE (Text) 33500012430468 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1596439548 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781596439542 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 December #1
    *Starred Review* Though arguably best remembered as a supremely gifted track-and-field star, Native American Jim Thorpe was also a preternaturally gifted football player, as the award-winning Sheinkin demonstrates in this biography of the sports phenomenon. Sharing the stage is Pop Warner, the man who would ultimately become his coach at Pennsylvania's Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The first part of the book is devoted to biographical material about Thorpe and Warner and colorful contextual information about Carlisle, its football team, and the state of the sport at the time (i.e., the early years of the twentieth century). With that established, the book hits its stride as Thorpe arrives at Carlisle and meets Warner. The result is history. Though never a good or willing student, Thorpe—between his prowess on the football field and his triumphs at the 1912 Olympics—became, as Sheinkin ­succinctly puts it, "the best athlete on the planet." He evidences this with stirring accounts of Thorpe's games, especially his white-knuckle coverage of a symbolically important 1912 matchup with Army. But even better are the psychological insights he offers into Thorpe's character. Containing a generous collection of black-and-white period photographs, this is a model of research and documentation, as well as of stylish writing that tells an always absorbing story. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, was a National Book Award finalist and received the 2014 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, won both the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War was a National Book Award finalist and a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award finalist. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.

Subject: United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Football Juvenile literature
Thorpe, Jim 1887-1953 Juvenile literature
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey) 1871-1954 Juvenile literature
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
Thorpe, Jim 1887-1953
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey) 1871-1954
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)
Genre: Juvenile works.
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