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All American : the rise and fall of Jim Thorpe

Author: Bill Crawford
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe, discussing his gold medal races at the Olympics, his successful football career, the events that caused him to be stripped of his medals and banned from intercollegiate track and football, and impact on American sports' history.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crawford, Bill, 1955-
All American.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005
(OCoLC)644984282
Named Person: Jim Thorpe; Jim Thorpe; Jim Thorpe
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Crawford
ISBN: 0471557323 9780471557326
OCLC Number: 1020219188
Description: iv, 284 p.
Contents: American airedale --
An incorrigible youngster --
Men born shaggy --
Oklahoma buckaroo --
The hunchback play --
White man bathed in red --
Athletocracy --
Run fast good --
A perfect football machine --
Spreading the wealth --
The Olympic idea --
Starting half back --
Rocky Mount railroader --
Marvel of the age --
The greatest athlete in the world --
All-American --
The swindle --
A man with no principle --
Masters of the white man's game --
Afterword : the continuing problem of amateur athletics.
Responsibility: Bill Crawford.
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Chronicles the life of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe, discussing his gold medal races at the Olympics, his successful football career, the events that caused him to be stripped of his medals and banned from intercollegiate track and football, and impact on American sports' history.

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