Friday, December 18, 2015

Jim Thorpe: Olympic Legend / Kate Buford: Outstanding Author

Native American Son, The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe

Kate Buford

Visit Kate at her website, check out her blog, and follow her on twitter at katebuford.  Her book can be purchased on Amazon.

Total run time: 52:01

0:01 - Introduction and short background on Jim
2:38 -  Kate joins in and we talk about Jim's early life
10:14 - the Carlisle Indian School
18:00 - Jim is stripped of his 1912 Olympic gold medals
24:27 - pro football and baseball
31:07 - Jim's personality
38:04 - the burial controversy
51:00 - epilogue

The embedded player works best in Google Chrome.  You can also download the mp3 by clicking here, and you can also listen in iTunes by clicking either of the following podcast links (Olympic LegendsOutstanding Authors).

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