Описание: The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe, arguably the greatest all-around athlete the United States has ever seen. With clarity and a fine eye for detail, Kate Buford traces the pivotal moments of Thorpe’s incomparable career: growing up in the tumultuous Indian Territory of Oklahoma; leading the Carlisle Indian Industrial School football team, coached by the renowned “Pop” Warner, to victories against the country’s finest college teams; winning gold medals in the 1912 Olympics pentathlon and decathlon; defining the burgeoning sport of professional football and helping to create what would become the National Football League; and playing long, often successful—and previously unexamined—years in professional baseball. But, at the same time, Buford vividly depicts the difficulties Thorpe faced as a Native American—and a Native American celebrity at that—early in the twentieth century. We also see the infamous loss of his Olympic medals, stripped from him because he had previously played professional baseball, an event that would haunt Thorpe for the rest of his life. We see his struggles with alcoholism and personal misfortune, losing his first child and moving from one failed marriage to the next, coming to distrust many of the hands extended to him. Finally, we learn the details of his vigorous advocacy for Native American rights while he chased a Hollywood career, and the truth behind the supposed reinstatement of his Olympic record in 1982. Here is the story—long overdue and brilliantly told—of a complex, iconoclastic, profoundly talented man whose life encompassed both tragic limitations and truly extraordinary achievements.
Автор: Thorpe Gav Название: Malekith ISBN: 1844166104 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781844166107 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 554 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Thorpe Adam Название: Hodd ISBN: 0099503662 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099503668 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 998 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The new novel from a truly great writer - a return in style to his novel `Ulverton`. Who was Robin Hood? Romantic legend casts him as outlaw, hero of the people. But there is no historical proof to back this up. The early ballads portray a different figure: impulsive, violent, vengeful, with no concern for the needy, no merry band. `Hodd` provides a possible answer, in the form of a medieval document, the testimony of a monk Matthew, rescued from a ruined church on the Somme... Written with Thorpe`s characteristic depth and subtlety, this is both a reinvestigation of myth and a moving reminder of how human innocence and frailty fix and harden into history.
Автор: Thorpe, Dean Название: Sixty day success blog ISBN: 1852525916 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781852525910 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1405 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A 60-day program to achieve personal and business transformation, presented in the form of an internet blog, with a foreword by former snooker champion Shaun Murphy.
Автор: Thorpe Kiki Название: Dora`s Chilly Day ISBN: 0689867956 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780689867958 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 277 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Thorpe Название: Dora Where Is Boots? ISBN: 0689847750 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780689847752 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 415 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Gabby is going to be a flower girl in a wedding But a Never Land fairy hidden in her basket causes big trouble on her big day. Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies star in a magical early chapter book series for readers ages 6 to 9--The Never Girls
Автор: James Peter, Thorpe Nick Название: Ancient mysteries ISBN: 0345434889 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345434883 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1538 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of our past, from Stonehenge to the lost continent of Atlantis. Today, however, DNA testing, radiocarbon dating, and other cutting-edge investigative tools, together with a healthy dose of common sense, are guiding us closer to the truth. Now historian Peter James and archaeologist Nick Thorpe tackle these age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific community-and the most startling challenges to traditional explanations of mysteries such as: - The rise and fall of the Maya - A lost cache of Dead Sea Scrolls - The curse of Tutankhamun - The devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah - The Nazca Lines and the Vinland Map - The existence of Robin Hood These true mystery stories twist and turn like a good whodunit, as James and Thorpe present the evidence for and against the expert theories, shedding new light on humankind's age-old struggle to make sense of the past. Ancient Mysteries will entertain and enlighten, delight the curious and inform the serious.
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