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The Jim Thorpe Story America's Greatest Athlete
The Jim Thorpe Story America's Greatest Athlete Author:Gene Schoor, illustrated with photographs Jim Thorpe was the greatest all-around athlete of this century. As a boy on the reservation Jim hunted bear, stalked deer, fished, swam, and learned to rope and ride a wild colt. By the time he entered Carlisle, he had already developed an amazing prowess as a high jumper, hurdler, and runner. He had also acquired the splendid muscular contro... more »l that would make him a star of the baseball diamond and an athlete unequalled on the gridiron. While still a senior at Carlisle, he was All-American halfback and Olympic champion. His four firsts in both the decathlon and pentathlon are feats never equalled by any other athlete.
"...one of the most exciting books I've ever read." Jimmy Powers, New York Daily News
"...one of the most dramatic and exciting sport stories of all time." Joe Di Maggio, former New York Yankee Star« less