Path Lit by Lightning - Author Visit

Online and in person at Oregon Area Senior Center at 219 Park St.

A learning event for adults. Recording on YouTube.

In Path Lit by Lightning, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author David Maraniss shares Jim Thorpe’s life story. Known for his meticulous research, Maraniss paints an unforgettable portrait of Thorpe.

Today, Jim Thorpe is more myth than man. This biography aims not only to recapture the athlete’s career but also to consider it in the context in which he lived. The author will talk about why and how he went about reporting and writing this book as a means of using Thorpe's dramatic athletic accomplishments as the background for a larger and deeper story illuminating American history and the treatment or mistreatment of Indigenous peoples.

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