Young Jim ThorpeBook - 2006
Jim Thorpe's childhood was a mix of hard work in the outdoors and a succession of military-strict "Indian Schools" that relentlessly imposed white culture on Native American children. Then in 1907, wearing overalls and a work shirt, he effortlessly broke his school high-jump record - a feat that launched a remarkable athletic career in track, football, and baseball, culminating at the 1912 Olympics, where Thorpe won the decathlon with a world record score that would stand for almost 20 yearsand the pentathlon with a points total that would never be beaten.
Publisher: New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: jB Thorpe Brown
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm