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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Thrilling account of early gridiron history.

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age 9+

We were rivetted!!

Amazing book. My 9 year old son and I were rivetted the entire time. Good historical explanation for their age group.

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Young football fans will be entranced by this thrilling account of gridiron greatness. In its early days, college football was more violent, slower, and the sport primarily of elite East Coast institutions. With an eye for the telling detail, author Steve Sheinkin shows how the game changed thanks to Jim Thorpe, coach Pop Warner, and the Carlisle Indians. These young men never gave up in the face of hardship, and the author takes care to recount their struggles off the field as well as on. Sheinkin celebrates the big-heartedness and physical prowess of Thorpe, but he also shows his flaws, as well as the more obvious ones of Pop Warner.

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