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Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe by [Buford, Kate]
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"[Buford] knows about mythic heroes and draws a complex portrait of Jim Thorpe: from his superhuman athletic talents to his all-too-human flaws."-Washington Post * Washington Post * "[Buford] lays a firm, clear historical groundwork for the reservation life and Indian world in which Thorpe grew up in Oklahoma. . . . [It] brims with life in its depiction of Hollywood during the 1930s and '40s. . . . Through Thorpe's struggles and striving, Buford recreates this period of Los Angeles history in all its glorious strangeness."-New York Times (Editors' Choice) * New York Times * "A professional biography has proved what sound research and skillful writing can do: reveal a singular man, animate the times of his life, and illuminate the complexities of our world today, which Jim Thorpe helped to shape."-American Heritage * American Heritage * "Impeccably researched. . . . This retrospective is not the first to tackle the complex life of Jim Thorpe, but it's the most comprehensive. . . . [It] captures Thorpe's breathtaking highs and heartrending lows."-Kirkus * Kirkus * "A full account of the legend and tragedy of Native American sportsman Jim Thorpe . . . Buford's account brims with detail, all of it relevant to the telling."-Booklist * Booklist * "This is the definitive biography of a legendary figure in American history, in and out of sports. . . . Essential."-Library Journal * Library Journal *

About the Author

Kate Buford is the author of Burt Lancaster: An American Life. She has written for the New York Times and has been a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and American Public Media’s Marketplace.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12952 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf (26 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003F3PMQG
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