Jim Thorpe An Athlete for the Ages by Ellen Labrecque


Jim Thorpe An Athlete for the Ages by Ellen Labrecque

Simply the best: those words perfectly describe the multitalented Native American athlete Jim Thorpe. Not only did he excel at baseball and football, but he also won gold medals in the pentathlon and the decathlon - the only person in Olympic history to do so. This fascinating biography discusses: thorpe's many family tragedies - including the childhood death of his twin brother; Why he was temporarily stripped of his gold medals (which were restored posthumously); How he helped establish the sport of major league football and much, much more.

About the Author

Ellen C. Labrecque is a former editor at Sports Illustrated Kids and the author of several other sports biography books.

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128 pages


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Publication date

10th June 2010



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