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Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Native American Jim Thorpe became a super athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Indomitable coach Pop Warner was a football mastermind. In 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools in a series of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheinkin, Steve.
Undefeated.
New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016034829
Named Person: Jim Thorpe; Glenn S Warner; Jim Thorpe; Glenn S Warner; Jim Thorpe; Jim Thorpe; Glenn S Warner; Jim Thorpe; Glenn S Warner
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Sheinkin
ISBN: 9781596439542 1596439548
OCLC Number: 954203223
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2017.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 980
Description: 280 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Tryout --
First half. The star ; The coach ; The game ; The school ; Alien world ; The team ; Restless disposition ; Carlisle vs. the Big Four ; Charlie ; The Carlisle rut ; Football imagination ; New team ; Carlisle vs. Pennsylvania ; Wild horses ; Haughty Crimson ; Before and after ; Football on trial ; High jump --
Second half. The forward pass ; Carlisle against the world ; Modern football ; Crossroads ; The quarterback ; All in ; Carlisle vs. Harvard ; All-American ; Stockholm ; One more year ; Into the whirlwind ; Football evolution ; Carlisle vs. Army ; Last games ; Brutal business ; Undefeated --
Epilogue: back on top.
Other Titles: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team
Responsibility: Steve Sheinkin.

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Native American Jim Thorpe became a super athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Indomitable coach Pop Warner was a football mastermind. In 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Sheinkin provides a true underdog sports story -- and an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures.

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