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Book Lust: Biography of Native American sports hero Jim Thorpe
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring David Maraniss

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss’s compelling new book, “Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe,” dives into the life of the Native American sports legend who excelled at every sport. Maraniss sits down with Book Lust host Nancy Pearl to talk about how the athlete’s life is a paradigm for the struggles of Native Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. The author also admits that writing about Thorpe came with some unique challenges he’d never encountered in his decades as a biographer.

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