Natl Archives -- David Maraniss ("Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe") w/Anita Thorpe and reception:
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Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, the star of the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for the New York Giants. Even in a golden age of sports celebrities, he was one of a kind. David Maraniss’s book, Path Lit by Lightning, tells Thorpe’s story. Anita Thorpe, Jim Thorpe's granddaughter, will be attending the program. A book signing will follow.
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MARAN_221201_003.JPG: Joanne Tucker, Anita Thorpe, Steve Schwartz
MARAN_221201_008.JPG: David Maraniss, Anita Thorpe
MARAN_221201_026.JPG: Patrick Madden
MARAN_221201_031.JPG: Jo Ann Hearld (left)
MARAN_221201_065.JPG: Tom Nastick
MARAN_221201_088.JPG: Alice Kamps, the National Archives curator of the "All American: The Power of Sports" exhibit
MARAN_221201_384.JPG: David Maraniss, Jacki Lyden
MARAN_221201_396.JPG: (foreground) Anita Thorpe, Tom Nastick
MARAN_221201_403.JPG: David Maraniss, with friends and family
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