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20th Century Sports History and Culture Examined in New Book

Did you know that legendary athlete Jim Thorpe and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower once clashed on the gridiron in one of the most hard fought football games in history? We speak to author Lars

20th Century Sports History and Culture Examined in New Book

Tom Fudge: In 1912, two American icons faced each other on the football field in a college game between Army and the Carlisle Indian School. The two were named Dwight Eisenhower who played for Army, and Jim Thorpe who played for Carlisle. Lars Anderson, a staff writer for Sports Illustrated , has written a book about this historic game. The game also involved the great coach, Pop Warner, who led Carlisle. The book is called Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle .

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