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Jim Thorpe

Football (28-May-1887 — 28-Mar-1953)


Lars Anderson. Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle. New York City: Random House. 2007. 349pp.

Joseph Bruchac. Jim Thorpe: Original All-American. Dial Books/Walden Media. 2006. 277pp.

Bill Crawford. All American: The Rise and Fall of Jim Thorpe. Somerset, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 2004. 284pp.

Jack Newcombe. The Best of the Athletic Boys: The White Man's Impact on Jim Thorpe. Doubleday. 1975. 250pp.

Guernsey Van Riper. Jim Thorpe: Indian Athlete. Bobbs-Merrill. 1956. 192pp.

Gene Schoor; with Henry Gilford. Jim Thorpe Story: America's Greatest Athlete. New York: Julian Messner. 1951. 186pp.

Robert W. Wheeler. Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete. University of Oklahoma Press. 1981. 320pp.


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  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1119)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1457)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.1037)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.732)

  10. American Lives: Sports (vol.2, pp.426-29)

  11. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.541)

  12. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.649)

  13. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.883)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.273)

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