The Olympic Hero You Only Thought You Knew

Mar 15, 2012

You certainly have heard his name... you may even believe you know a good deal about him.

But Lexington biographer Kate Buford suspects the reality of his story will strike you as astonishing in comparison to the mere legends you have heard.

The author of the definitive biography of arguably America’s greatest athlete, delves into details of the sports life, the movie career, the civil rights work, and the long shadow still being cast today by Olympic hero Jim Thorpe.

(Note: This is program is an encore presentation originally broadcast Thursday, June 16, 2011)

Kate Buford - Author of Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe. [Knopf, October, 2010.]