Carlisle vs. Army : Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the forgotten story of football's greatest battle (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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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: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st 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. The story begins with the massacre of the Sioux by the U.S. Army at Wounded Knee in 1890, then moves to rural Pennsylvania and the Carlisle Indian School, an institution designed to "elevate" Indians by uprooting their youths  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jim Thorpe; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Jim Thorpe
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Anderson
OCLC Number: 1280857998
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages : illustrations)
Other Titles: Carlisle versus Army
Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the forgotten story of football's greatest battle
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. The story begins with the massacre of the Sioux by the U.S. Army at Wounded Knee in 1890, then moves to rural Pennsylvania and the Carlisle Indian School, an institution designed to "elevate" Indians by uprooting their youths and immersing them in the white man's ways--including football. Guided by genius coach Glenn "Pop" Warner, the Carlisle team stormed the country, humiliating such powerhouses as Harvard, Yale, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and smashing American prejudices against Indians. By 1912 the national championship was within their grasp. Then, less than a quarter century after Wounded Knee, the Indians would confront, on the playing field, an emblem of the very institution that had slaughtered their ancestors on the field of battle.--From publisher description.

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