Asked once what he thought about Dwight Eisenhower as a football player, Jim Thorpe said, "Good linebacker." He was in position to know. In 1912, two decades after the U.S. military's massacre of 153 Sioux at Wounded Knee, Thorpe's Carlisle Indian School faced Ike's Army team in a game fraught with symbolism. SI senior writer Lars Anderson brings the moment to life in the richly detailed and gracefully written Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle. The book chronicles the matchup of two early football powerhouses--Carlisle was coached by the innovative and ambitious Warner--and the significance the game held far from the gridiron. In an often overlooked football era, Anderson found a true Game of the Century.