NATIVE AMERICAN SON:
THE LIFE AND SPORTING LEGEND OF JIM THORPE
Buford continued that connection with the family, who
informed her work - an exceptionally organized and thoroughly
long-awaited biography of Jim Thorpe is available for purchase.
The History on High museum and bookshop
W. High Street has plenty of books on hand, available October
26th. Cost is $35.00. Members, use your 10% discount! Store hours:
Tuesdays - Fridays,
10AM - 6PM
Or, call the shop at (717) 249-7610 to have your book
mailed to you for
an additional 4.00 shipping and handling fee. PA residents, add 6% tax.
Saturdays, 10AM - 5PM.
Books are also available at the CCHS reception desk, Mondays, 4PM-8PM;
Tues-Fridays, 10AM-4PM and Saturdays, 10-2.
It's my pleasure to endorse Buford's book
I first met Buford at the Jim Thorpe Family
Reunion in Prague, Oklahoma
in May 2001. She was one of several biographers invited by Thorpe's
family to share stories and testimonials about the greatest athlete of
the 20th century with his family and their friends. We all sat
the table with Thorpe's children, grandchildren, cousins and relatives
spending precious time forging new friendships and hearing new
stories. We honored and celebrated the great athlete at a powwow
in his memory by the Sac and Fox Tribe at their tribal center in
A sampling of her treatment of Thorpe may be found in the Gilder Lehrmans Institute of American
History's online quarterly journal "History Now," March 2010
issue XXIII. Her essay is titled"Amateurism and Jim Thorpe at the Fifth Olympiad."
And, even more exciting - Buford will speak at the Cumberland County
Historical Society in Carlisle November 11th. Her talk will include
time for book signing, so get your copies early and bring them to the
historical society, 21 N. Pitt St, Carlisle PA 17013. Doors will open
at 6:30 PM. You won't want to miss this very special occasion.
See you there!