Book cover of Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe  by David Maranissby David Maraniss

A riveting new biography of America’s greatest all-around athlete by the bestselling author of the classic biography When Pride Still Mattered.

Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, the star of the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for John McGraw’s New York Giants. Even in a golden age of sports celebrities, he was one of a kind.

Interview with the Author

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Episode 110: David Maraniss
9/19/22          44 min


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David Maraniss on Why We Study the Greats
9/28/22         63 min


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Episode 555: David Maraniss, Author of Path Lit by Lightning
11/1/22            36 min


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Episode 50 – David Maraniss
9/16/22           55 min


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#663 David Maraniss – Jim Thorpe Story: A Path Lit by Lightning
9/20/22            34 min


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David Maraniss – “Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe”
9/20/22         44 min


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David Maraniss on the Afterlife of Jim Thorpe
10/21/22           39 min


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