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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 : 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
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
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Sheinkin
ISBN: 9781596439542 1596439548 9780605963221 0605963223
OCLC Number: 954203223
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2017.
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 980; 980L
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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America's favorite sport and Native American history collide in this thrilling true story of the legendary Carlisle Indians football team and their rise from underdogs to champions.  Read more...

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