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Author : Joseph Bruchac
language : en
Release Date : 2008-10-02
Download Jim Thorpe Original All American written by Joseph Bruchac and has been published by Penguin this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2008-10-02 with Young Adult Nonfiction categories.
Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football, Major League Baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track & field. But his life wasn’t an easy one. Born on the Sac and Fox Reservation in 1887, he encountered much family tragedy, and was sent as a young boy to various Indian boarding schools—strict, cold institutions that didn’t allow their students to hold on to their Native American languages and traditions. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling at Pennsylvania’s Carlisle Indian School. There, the now-legendary coach Pop Warner recognized Jim’s athletic excellence and welcomed him onto the football and track teams. Focusing on Jim Thorpe’s years at Carlisle, this book brings his early athletic career—and especially his college football days—to life, while also dispelling some myths about him and movingly depicting the Native American experience at the turn of the twentieth century. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans—an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American.
Author : Michael A. Schuman
language : en
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Release Date : 2009
Download Jim Thorpe written by Michael A. Schuman and has been published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.
"Explores the life of world class athlete Jim Thorpe, including his childhood and American Indian background, his amateur and professional athletic career, and the legacy he left behind"--Provided by publisher.
Author : Carrie Golus
language : en
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Release Date : 2012-08-01
Download Jim Thorpe Revised Edition written by Carrie Golus and has been published by Twenty-First Century Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2012-08-01 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.
Think you know all there is to know about Jim Thorpe? Well, did you know that:? His Sauk and Fox name was Wa-Tho-Huk, which means Bright Path?? He broke his high school's high jump record on his very first jump?? On the football field, he could run fast enough to catch his own punt?Jim Thorpe has been called the greatest athlete of the twentieth century. He excelled in football, baseball, and track and field. He won two Olympic gold medals in 1912. But his career was marred by controversy. And as a Native American, he faced much prejudice. Read all about his struggles and his triumphs.
Author : Bill Crawford
language : en
Release Date : 2004-10-18
Download All American written by Bill Crawford and has been published by Wiley this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2004-10-18 with Biography & Autobiography categories.
"All American is riveting and grand-that rare pairing of exquisite writing and unassailable research. Crawford delivers you to an age when iconic titans like Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner marched across the planet, and he is the perfect guide to their enormous triumphs and tragedies. This is epic American history at its page-turning finest." -Bill Minutaglio, author of City on Fire and First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty He was the greatest football running back of his era, leading his Carlisle Indian Industrial School team to victory over all the great college powerhouses. King Gustav of Sweden called him "the greatest athlete in the world" after he won gold medals for the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games. Yet Jim Thorpe was also at the center of the greatest sports scandal of the twentieth century-a scandal that took away his Olympic medals and banned him forever from intercollegiate sports. Now, in this revealing new biography, Bill Crawford captures Jim Thorpe's remarkable rise and fall. From his youth on Oklahoma's Sac and Fox Indian reservation to his astounding feats on the gridiron, from his Olympic triumphs to his complex relationship with coach "Pop" Warner, who mentored, exploited, and ultimately betrayed him, All American brings you up close and personal with the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.
Author : Patrick LeBeau
language : en
Release Date : 2009-03-20
Download Term Paper Resource Guide To American Indian History written by Patrick LeBeau and has been published by ABC-CLIO this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-03-20 with Social Science categories.
Major help for American Indian History term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the first Indian contact with European explorers in 1535 to the Native American Languages Act of 1990. Coverage includes Indian wars and treaties, acts and Supreme Court decisions, to founding of Indian newspapers and activist groups, and key cultural events. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to American Indian History is a superb source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The provided topics typify and chronicle the long, turbulent history of United States and Indian interactions and the Indian experience.
Author : Lucy Schall
language : en
Release Date : 2011-04-07
Download Value Packed Booktalks Genre Talks And More For Teen Readers written by Lucy Schall and has been published by ABC-CLIO this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-04-07 with Language Arts & Disciplines categories.
In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title
Author : Bess Lovejoy
language : en
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
Release Date : 2016-10-06
Download Rest In Pieces written by Bess Lovejoy and has been published by Gerald Duckworth & Co this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-10-06 with Humor categories.
In the long run, we're all dead. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs and nether regions have embarked on voyages that criss-cross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy - which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes towards death.