Native American Son. The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

By: Buford, Kate

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In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. The tiniest of shelfwear to the very tips of the corners of the covers - negligible. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 480 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Acknowledgements; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As NEW' copy. "The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe (1888 -1953) arguably the greatest all-around athlete the United States has ever seen. Kate Buford traces the pivotal moments of Thorpe’s incomparable career but also vividly depicts the difficulties Thorpe faced as a Native American, and a Native American celebrity at that, early in the twentieth century. We also see the infamous loss of his Olympic medals, stripped from him because he had previously played professional baseball, an event that would haunt Thorpe for the rest of his life. His struggles with alcoholism and personal misfortune ... coming to distrust many of the hands extended to him. Finally, we learn the details of his vigorous advocacy for Native American rights whilst he chased a Hollywood career, and the truth behind the supposed reinstatement of his Olympic record in 1982...." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Title: Native American Son. The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

Author Name: Buford, Kate

Categories: Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, History & Politics. Churchill, American Literature, N & S. America/ USA, Sport & Games/Chess,

Edition: Presumed 1st Paperback Edition

Publisher: U. S. A, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books: 2012

ISBN Number: 0803240899

ISBN Number 13: 9780803240896

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 113218

Keywords: Native American Son. The Life And Sporting Legend Of Jim Thorpe. By Kate Buford. University Of Nebraska Press / Bison Books; The First Comprehensive Biography Of The Legendary Figure Who Defined Excellence In American Sports: Jim Thorpe, Arguably The Greatest All-around Athlete The United States Has Ever Seen. Traces The Pivotal Moments Of Thorpe’s Incomparable Career But Also Vividly Depicts The Difficulties Thorpe Faced As A Native American, And A Native American Celebrity At That, Early In The Twentieth Century. Native American Indian; Baseball; Olympics; Hollywood Career; Book Covers - 1877 -1953