Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team, by Steve Sheinkin.
Quick, name the greatest football player and coach combination ever to play the game… Think innovations so great that the rules would be changed every time they started something new; think hurry up offense and dynasty. No, not Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots. Brady never punted the ball 60 yards, ran under it and caught it in the air, broke four tackles and scored on the return; that wouldn’t even be legal today! If you are a football fan, or a history buff, this story of the Carlisle Indian School, Jim Thorpe, and Pop Warner will take you from the Civil War through World War I, and you’ll meet the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Omar Bradley on the way.