Books by Sally Jenkins
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Pat Summitt grew up on a rural farm and went on to a stellar career in basketball. As head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, she won more games than any other basketball coach in NCAA history. Her new memoir, Sum It Up, records her memories even as she is losing them to Alzheimer's.
Sometimes a game means more than a win or a loss. In 1912, when the Carlisle Indian School challenged Ivy League schools on the football field, the matches were in some ways a substitute for war.
At the turn of the 20th century, the little-known Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a gridiron powerhouse. As author Sally Jenkins recounts in a new book, many of football's tricks were born at the experimental boarding school for Native Americans.