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Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team

Sheinkin, Steve (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781596439542
  • ISBN: 1596439548
  • Physical Description: 280 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library Y 796.3326 SHEINKI 34510010894853 Teen Area - Non-fiction Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Tryout -- First half. The star ; The coach ; The game ; The school ; Alien world ; The team ; Restless disposition ; Carlisle vs. the Big Four ; Charlie ; The Carlisle rut ; Football imagination ; New team ; Carlisle vs. Pennsylvania ; Wild horses ; Haughty Crimson ; Before and after ; Football on trial ; High jump -- Second half. The forward pass ; Carlisle against the world ; Modern football ; Crossroads ; The quarterback ; All in ; Carlisle vs. Harvard ; All-American ; Stockholm ; One more year ; Into the whirlwind ; Football evolution ; Carlisle vs. Army ; Last games ; Brutal business ; Undefeated -- Epilogue: back on top.
Summary, etc.: Native American Jim Thorpe became a super athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Indomitable coach Pop Warner was a football mastermind. In 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Sheinkin provides a true underdog sports story -- and an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
980 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 6.8.
Reading Counts! 8.3.
Subject: Indians, Treatment of United States History 20th century Juvenile literature
Off-reservation boarding schools United States History Juvenile literature
Football United States History Juvenile literature
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Football
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) History Juvenile literature
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Football Juvenile literature
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey) 1871-1954
Thorpe, Jim 1887-1953
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey) 1871-1954 Juvenile literature
Thorpe, Jim 1887-1953 Juvenile literature
Genre: Biographies
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