Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Genres: North America, American Politics, Football
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: January 2017
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called 'the team that invented football,' they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

But this is not just an underdog story. It's an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved―and exploitative―pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin.

Author Details

Author Details

Sheinkin, Steve

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers. His work is widely acclaimed. "The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights "received the 2014 "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award for Nonfiction and was a National Book Award finalist. "The Notorious Benedict Arnold" won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His exploration of the atomic bomb, "Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Sheinkin's most recent work, "Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War", delves into the political intrigue of the Pentagon Papers. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.