Carlisle versus Army : Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the forgotten story of football's greatest battle

Describes the November 1912 football matchup between college football powerhouse Army--which included cadet Dwight Eisenhower--and the Native American team from Carlisle, a team that was coached by the inventive Pop Warner and included Jim Thorpe.

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Main Author: Anderson, Lars.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Random House, 2007.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • The thrill of possibility
  • Shot like buffalo
  • Pop learns from Ma
  • The trickiest play
  • What an Indian can do
  • There's just no future in the army
  • He is certainly a wild Indian
  • A couple of well-paid amateurs
  • A brutal, savage, murderous sport
  • Beast barracks and a beast on the field
  • A real American if there ever was one
  • Chief Thorpe and the huge Kansan
  • The clash of heroes
  • The dead Indian and another wounded knee
  • Epilogue: the ghosts of Carlisle.