Jim Thorpe (Sterling Biographies) : Simply the best: those words perfectly describe the multi talented Native American athlete Jim Thorpe. Not only did he excel at baseball and football, but he also won gold medals in the pentathlon and the decathlon - the only person in Olympic history to do so. This fascinating biography discusses: Thorpe's many family tragedies - including the childhood death of his twin brother. Why he was temporarily stripped of his gold medals (which were restored posthumously). How he helped establish the sport of major league football. His selection as Greatest Athlete of the 20th century in an Internet poll conducted by ABC's Wide World of Sports. Kids will enjoy meeting this amazing sports star whose Indian name aptly meant "Bright Path."
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