Event Lectures and Symposia Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe with David Maraniss
Date and Location
When: Saturday, September 3, 2022
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Ballroom C (Level 3, South Building)
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
- Stage: History & Biography Interests: Biographies, Native American Interest, Nonfiction, Sports
Part of National Book Festival ; 2022 National Book Festival
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Olympic champion Jim Thorpe (1887–1953) is known as one of America’s great sportsmen. In his book “Path Lit by Lightning,” two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss details the discrimination and injustices Thorpe battled as a Native American. With moderator Kevin Gover.