A Hearing For Jim Thorpe: An Exercise In Frustration

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A Hearing for Jim Thorpe: An Exercise in Frustration by Michael Sheaffer follows Bud Murphy, a sports reporter covering the hearing to determine if the famous Olympic champion Jim Thorpe should keep the gold medals he won at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games, or whether he should have his medals and Olympic records erased from history for competing under false pretenses. This is the trial that never...

Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: Haynes Bridge Publishing, LLC (January 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098220390X
ISBN-13: 978-0982203903
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 7850635
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Just finished reading one of the best books I've read in years, the story of a hearing held in Carlisle, PA during the early 1900's about whether Jim Thorpe's medals, awards, and trophies should be returned to him. They were taken away from him seve...

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n real history, but thanks to author Sheaffer, any reader can now benefit from his extensive historical research and insider knowledge of Thorpe’s career, personal life, and the petty, behind-the-scenes machinations of sports history that denied one of its supreme stars his rightful day in the court of public opinion. Written with humor, pathos, and impeccably researched A Hearing for Jim Thorpe sets the record straight on one of the greatest travesties in Olympic history, while using masterful storytelling to educate, provoke, and above all entertain.