Appearance on “The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan”
Originally published on https://lithub.com on October 21, 2022 David Maraniss on the Afterlife of Jim Thorpe “On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Mitchell Kaplan is joined by David Maraniss to discuss his latest book, Path…
Review: The Greatest Athlete of All Time? Jim Thorpe.
“Maraniss continually yet gently returns to an affirmation. He insists that taken as a whole, Jim Thorpe’s story is not one of prejudice, nor the hypocrisy of others, nor even of the superstar who doesn’t…
Review: The incredible feats and lonely life of sports legend Jim Thorpe
“In death as in life, then, Thorpe was a celebrated hero, but one commodified beyond his control and stripped of his authentic identity. ‘Path Lit by Lightning’ tells his story with skill and integrity.”
Opinion | Athletic prowess, racism are central themes in new Jim Thorpe book
“Maraniss takes the reader on a 574-page journey through Thorpe’s glorious yet tumultuous life, one marked by divorces, alcoholism, late-life obscurity and poverty … What distinguishes any Maraniss book, biography or otherwise, is the depth…
Review: A legendary Native athlete is restored to glory by the Olympics and a rich new memoir
“David Maraniss’ new biography, Path Lit by Lightning, goes beyond the myth and into the guts of Thorpe’s life, using extensive research, historical nuance and bittersweet honesty to tell the story of a gifted and…
Opinion | Evjue grant honors Maraniss family and supports journalism
From the The Capital Times: The history of The Capital Times begins, of course, with William T. Evjue, who launched the newspaper in 1917 as a voice of the Progressive movement, but his is not…
Kelly Writers House: A Conversation with David Maraniss
David Maraniss speaks with Paul Hendrickson at the Kelly Writers House, located at the University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony Bourdain left behind a documentary series about Detroit. But will it be seen?
The journey of the documentary stretches back to "Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story," the acclaimed 2015 book by Pulitzer winner David Maraniss.
Op-ed: A racist chant is not what patriotism looks like. This is.
From the Washington Post: The spectacle of men and women at President Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday chanting “ Send her back !” depressed me so much that I could only watch for…
An American Communist who paid too high a price
In this moment of dueling political hysterias (“The fascists are at the gates!” “The socialists are within the gates!”), it is reassuring to remember that the United States has quickly recovered from some previous plunges into overheated anxiety. David Maraniss understands this.