Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Steve Sheinkin


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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SafiCakes 10 months ago
Overall, this book was informative about the history of football and Native Americans but was confusing to read. I would recommend this book towards anyone with an interest in the history of football and how it evolved. Considering there is a lot of information put into a narrative like story it makes for an interesting plot. The way that this book was set up in terms of where chapters were placed was confusing, and made it a slow read, skipping from one topic to another very quickly. Though this book has a reasonable length of around 230 pages organized well into individual chapters it is a slow read considering each page is filled with tons of information. There were many pictures in this book which gave you a clear visual of what the book was talking about. If you are looking for an interesting but info-packed story I would recommend this book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
From a student of mine eager to guide fellow readers: Overall, though this book was very informative, it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. However, if you are very interested in football, how it started and different aspects of the game, then I 100% recommend this book. It has 233 pages, which is reasonable and not too long, but the book does take a little while to read with its pages being packed with information. The layout was also slightly confusing, making it harder to read. This was because the chapters were very short, and the topic changed very quickly. Because of this it was very hard to keep track of the book because it switched between topics so quickly, including introducing new topics out of nowhere. When I chose this book, I thought I would be learning more about discrimination that Native Americans faced in that time with school and sports like football that was mostly dominated by “The big 4” schools like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Penn. In past schoolbooks, the topic of this discrimination was upsetting, but interesting to learn about. Therefore, coming into this book I thought this would be similar. This was not the case, though I did learn about the stereotypes and discrimination the Carlisle school faced, the majority of the book was about the sport of football. I did like the underdog aspect of the story with Carlisle’s ride to the top; the history of football was not a topic I greatly enjoyed. That being said, if you love football and want to learn more about it as well as learn about different teams and aspects of the sport, then I definitely recommend this book to you. The writing (other than previously mentioned things) was great, and the visuals included really helped bring the exciting story of the Carlisle school’s football team to life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago