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Jim Thorpe, Olympic champion

by Guernsey Van Riper

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Published by Aladdin Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953.,
    • Athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Indian athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Indians of North America -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Athletes.,
    • Indians of North America -- Biography.

    • About the Edition

      A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history, for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner as well as an outstanding professional football and basebell player.

      Edition Notes

      Reprint. Originally published: Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, c1983. (Childhood of famous Americans)

      Statementby Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. ; illustrated by Gray Morrow.
      SeriesChildhood of famous Americans series.
      ContributionsMorrow, Gray, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV697.T5 V36 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination192 p. :
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2717598M
      ISBN 100020421400
      LC Control Number86010792

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      Thorpe eventually retired from top-level sport at the age of 41 and promptly went into the movies, playing minor roles as a Native American in around 50 films through to the early s. A town called Jim Thorpe. Thorpe died from heart failure on 28 March He was Jim Thorpe, Olympic champion Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 1st Aladdin Books ed. External-identifier urn:oclc:record Foldoutcount 0 Identifier jimthorpeolympic00vanr Identifier-ark ark://t42r4wz6t Isbn Pages:

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Illustrated By: Van Riper Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Aladdin Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 6 ounces ISBN: ISBN Ages: Series: Childhood of Famous Americans Stock No: WWPages: Thorpe, Jim Jim Thorpe shaking hands with William Jay Gaynor, the mayor of New York City, at a reception for Olympic athletes returning from the Games in Stockholm.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. From throughThorpe was an outfielder for the New York, Cincinnati (Ohio), and Boston baseball teams in the National League. A petition regarding Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win Olympic gold in U.S. history, has been making the rounds the Olympics in Stockholm, Thorpe.

Thorpe's scandal-tainted golds still resonate, amaze Jim Thorpe was on top of the world after winning gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the Stockholm Olympics.

At the Summer Games, Olympic champion Ashton Eaton of the United States ran that same race in 4 minutes, seconds while wearing a modern track suit and spikes on a pristine course. Thorpe took first place in four decathlon events, then finished fourth or higher in the six others others while wearing two different shoes.

No Olympian. Get this from a library. Jim Thorpe, Olympic champion. [Guernsey Van Riper; Gray Morrow] -- A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history, for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner as well as an outstanding professional football and.

This petition calls on the IOC to restore the record of Jim Thorpe as the sole champion in the pentathlon and decathlon events at the Olympic Games. Native Americans have been invariably impacted by the ever-climbing barriers and setbacks of racism in the U.S., and the world of sports is no different.

The IOC lists him as a co-champion in the official record book. Thorpe tripled the score of his nearest competitor in the pentathlon and more points than the second-place finisher in the. The Paperback of the Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion by Guernsey Van Riper Jr.

at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Van Riper, Jr. Guernsey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at By strange coincidence, Brundage was not only Thorpe’s teammate in the Olympics, he competed against Thorpe in the pentathlon and decathlon, finishing sixth in the pentathlon.

With Thorpe removed from the amateur ranks, Brundage became national all-around champion, a standing that he later admitted helped open doors to his construction. Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Jr.

Guernsey Van Riper () [Jr. Guernsey Van Riper] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Jr. Guernsey Van Riper (). Wednesday, a petition titled, “Take Back What Was Stolen: Return Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Win” was started calling for the International Olympic Committee to correct their history books.

The petition aims to, “rewrite the history of Jim Thorpe’s successes to make room for healing, growth, progress, and a more equitable future for all. Jim Thorpe Olympic Champion by Guernsey Van Riper, Gray Morrow available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history, for his.

WASHINGTON — The National Congress of American Indians announced Friday it is proudly joining forces with Pictureworks Entertainment and tribal partners across Indian Country to “Take Back What Was Stolen,” an initiative to restore Jim Thorpe’s status as the sole gold medal champion of the Olympic decathlon and pentathlon.

Thorpe (Sac and Fox, Potawatomi) was awarded two Olympic. - Jim Thorpe - Famous Native American athlete. See more ideas about American athletes, Jim thorpe, Athlete pins. : Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans) () by Van Riper, Jr. Guernsey and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(44).

Petition filed to restore Jim Thorpe's status as sole gold medalist Jim Thorpe was one of the most decorated athletes and even holds an Olympic world.

In the Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, there was a super-hero team up of sorts when Jim Thorpe and Duke Kahanamoku were selected for the US Olympic Team. Thorpe is considered one of the greatest athletes the world has ever known.

At the Olympics, Thorpe won, amazingly, both the pentathlon and the decathlon.Book Cover Image (jpg): Jim Thorpe. Trade Paperback Jim Thorpe Olympic Champion.

Part of Childhood of Famous Americans. By Guernsey Van Riper Jr. Trade Paperback. LIST PRICE $ PRICE MAY VARY BY RETAILER. Buy from Us; Get a FREE e-book Released on: Octo   In the Olympic Games, Thorpe won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon.

"Left shoe, I believe, was two sizes too big so (he) had to .