Carlisle vs. Army is more than the story of the legendary football game between two football powers in 1912. It’s the story of its 3 principal characters - Jim Thorpe, Pop Warner, and Dwight Eisenhower. Carlisle didn’t look at this as just any football game. It was their chance to avenge Army for the massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, just 22 years before.
Along the way, the reader sees how brutal the game was in the early Twentieth Century without helmets or pads and how plays like the flying wing and blockers with linked arms taking out single defenders led to broken bones and head