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Keep the Flame Alive

Aug 11, 2022

We are so excited to have David Maraniss on today’s show to talk about his new book Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe.

Path Lit by Lightning came out this week, and we talked with him about the book and Thorpe, who won the pentathlon and decathlon at Stockholm 1912, but had his medals stripped because it was later discovered that he had been a professional athlete. 

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David will be on tour promoting the book from now through October. Check out his website for details. One we want to point out: If you’re in the Nashville area, David will be appearing at Parnassus Books in conversation with his son--and fellow book club author--Andrew on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30pm. Advance registration is required.

In our Albertville 1992 moment, Alison's starting in on the women's figure skating competition with the beginnings of the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding situation.

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Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

Photo credit: Linda Maraniss. Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

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