Event Lectures and Symposia Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe with David Maraniss

Date and Location

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.