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Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Defeated Army

Series Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books By Art Coulson
Illustrators Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle Edition

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Publisher Capstone Imprint Capstone ISBN

9781543504064

Awards and Honors <i>Nonfiction Detectives</i> Best Nonfiction - 2018

Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Defeated Army

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In the autumnof 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Point Cadets. Sportswriters billed the game as a sort of rematch, pitting against each other the descendants of the U.S. soliders and American Indians who fought on the battlefield on 20 years earlier. But for lightning-fast Jim Thorpe and the other Carlisle players, that day's game was about skill, strategy, and determination. Known for unusual formations and innovative plays, the Carlisle squad was out to prove just one thing — that it was the best football team in all the land.
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