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PATH LIT BY LIGHTNING The Life of Jim Thorpe

by | Read by David Maraniss

Biography & Memoir • 23.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

The author of this in-depth biography of the legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe narrates the text earnestly but flatly. It's too bad because, while this is a long listen, Maraniss reveals the mythology and pure fiction relating to the oft-called "greatest athlete in the world." Thorpe, who described himself as five-eighths Indian, won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics in Sweden. The finest football player of his time, he played both professional football and baseball. His roller-coaster life was marked by scandal when his medals were taken away because he had been paid to play semipro baseball. The injustice haunted him. He was surely flawed--thrice married, an absent father, prone to drink--but always a staunch partisan of Native American issues. A.D.M © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781442387959 $34.99

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