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Carlisle vs. Army : Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the forgotten story of football's greatest battle

Author: Lars Anderson
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the fateful 1912 gridiron clash that pitted one of America's finest athletes, Jim Thorpe, against the man who would become one of the nation's greatest heroes, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Anderson
ISBN: 9781410403865 1410403866
OCLC Number: 173683626
Description: 663 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The thrill of possibility --
Shot like buffalo --
Pop learns from Ma --
The trickiest play --
What an Indian can do --
There's just no future in the Army --
He is certainly a wild Indian --
A couple of well-paid amateurs --
A brutal, savage, murderous sport --
Beast barracks and a beast on the field --
A real American if there ever was one --
Chief Thorpe and the huge Kansan --
The clash of heroes --
The dead Indian and another Wounded Knee --
Epilogue: the ghosts of Carlisle.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Other Titles: Carlisle versus Army
Responsibility: Lars Anderson.

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Recounts the fateful 1912 gridiron clash that pitted one of America's finest athletes, Jim Thorpe, against the man who would become one of the nation's greatest heroes, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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