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Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812977318
Author(s): Lars Anderson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Trade
Dimensions: 141 x 208 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 349

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In this stunning work of narrative nonfiction, Lars Anderson recounts one of college football's greatest contests: "Carlisle vs. Army," the fateful 1912 gridiron clash that had far-reaching implications both real and symbolic.
The story centers on three men: Glenn "Pop" Warner, who came to the Carlisle Indian School in 1903 and saw beyond its assimilationist agenda, molding the Carlisle Indians into a football juggernaut and smashing prejudices along the way; Jim Thorpe, who arrived at Carlisle as a troubled teenager-only to become one of America's finest athletes, dazzling his opponents and gaining fans across the nation; and a hardnosed Kansan back named Dwight Eisenhower, who knew that by stopping Carlisle's amazing winning streak, he could lead the Cadets of Army to glory. But beyond recounting the tale of this momentous match, Lars Anderson reveals its broader social and historical context, offering unique perspectives on sports and culture at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Filled with colorful period detail, "Carlisle vs. Army" gives a thrilling, authoritative account of the events of an epic afternoon whose reverberations would be felt for generations.
Praise for "Carslisle vs. Army"
"Richly detailed and gracefully written . . . In an often overlooked football era, Anderson found
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