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The Real All Americans - The Team that Changed a Game, a People, a Nation

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of It's Not About the Bike, revives a forgotten piece of history in The Real All Americans. In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike. If you'd guess that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a treacherous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students. Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team. Pratt liked the idea, and in less than twenty years the Carlisle football team was defeating their Ivy League opponents and in the process changing the way the game was played. Sally Jenkins gives this story of unlikely champions a breathtaking immediacy. We see the legendary Jim Thorpe kicking a winning field goal, watch an injured Dwight D. Eisenhower limping off the field, and follow the glorious rise of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner as well as his unexpected fall from grace. The Real All Americans is about the end of a culture and the birth of a game that has thrilled Americans for generations. It is an inspiring reminder of the extraordinary things that can be achieved when we set aside our differences and embrace a common purpose.

Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of It's Not About the Bike, revives a forgotten piece of history in The Real All Americans. In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike. If you'd guess that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a treacherous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students. Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team. Pratt liked the idea, and in less than twenty years the Carlisle football team was defeating their Ivy League opponents and in the process changing the way the game was played. Sally Jenkins gives this story of unlikely champions a breathtaking immediacy. We see the legendary Jim Thorpe kicking a winning field goal, watch an injured Dwight D. Eisenhower limping off the field, and follow the glorious rise of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner as well as his unexpected fall from grace. The Real All Americans is about the end of a culture and the birth of a game that has thrilled Americans for generations. It is an inspiring reminder of the extraordinary things that can be achieved when we set aside our differences and embrace a common purpose.
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Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of It's Not About the Bike, revives a forgotten piece of history in The Real All Americans. In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike. If you'd guess that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a treacherous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students. Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team. Pratt liked the idea, and in less than twenty years the Carlisle football team was defeating their Ivy League opponents and in the process changing the way the game was played. Sally Jenkins gives this story of unlikely champions a breathtaking immediacy. We see the legendary Jim Thorpe kicking a winning field goal, watch an injured Dwight D. Eisenhower limping off the field, and follow the glorious rise of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner as well as his unexpected fall from grace. The Real All Americans is about the end of a culture and the birth of a game that has thrilled Americans for generations. It is an inspiring reminder of the extraordinary things that can be achieved when we set aside our differences and embrace a common purpose.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Pittu

Length:

6h


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:06


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:00