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Plimpton, George

Overview
Works: 374 works in 860 publications in 5 languages and 33,721 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Military history  Humor  Anecdotes  Fiction  Baseball stories  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: E468, B
Publication Timeline
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Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career by George Plimpton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using oral biography, a technique that perfectly matches the style of his subject, George Plimpton blends the voices of Capote's lovers, haters, acquaintances, and colleagues into a highly readable narrative. Here we are present for the entire span of Capote's life: his Southern childhood and his early days in New York; his first literary success with the publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms; his highly active love life; the groundbreaking excitement of In Cold Blood, the first "nonfiction novel"; his years as a jet-setter; and his final days of flagging inspiration, alcoholism, and isolation. All his famous friends and enemies are here: Katherine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Lee Radziwill, John Huston, John Knowles, William F. Buckley, Jr., and dozens of others
Edie : an American biography by Jean Stein ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the late American actress and model Edie Sedgwick
D.V. by Diana Vreeland ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An autobiography of the life and times of the woman who has reigned as fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-inchief of Vogue magazine
The curious case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Buddhist monk in the New York Mets organization learns to throw a baseball with unerring accuracy at the blazing speed of 168 miles per hour
Horatio's drive America's first road trip by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
Fireworks by George Plimpton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fireworks--from legendary aficionados like Louis XIV and Peter the Great to the Lutheran minister who punctuates his sermons with homemade fireworks, from Minnesota to Monte Carlo, from cherry bombs to Catherine wheels
American journey : the times of Robert Kennedy by George Plimpton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bogey man by George Plimpton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, fifth series by George Plimpton ( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with Kingsley Amis, John Cheever, James Dickey, Joan Didion, William Gass, Henry Green, Joseph Heller, Jerzy Kosinski, Archibald MacLeish, Pablo Neruda, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irwin Shaw, Gore Vidal, P. G. Wodehouse
The Civil War by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, sixth series ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin American writers at work ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--P. [4] of cover
Open net by George Plimpton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insightful and humorous, George Plimpton takes the reader into the world of professional hockey as he relates his experiences with the Boston Bruins
The Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writers ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Danish and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shadow box by George Plimpton ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the world of boxing - the fighters, managers, fans, and the mystique that surrounds champions
When we were kings by Leon Gast ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire
The man in the flying lawn chair and other excursions and observations by George Plimpton ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This delightful collection of essays, articles, and humor is by the beloved bon vivant and raconteur, the late George Plimpton
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, seventh series ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playwrights at work : the Paris review ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Showcases interviews with 15 American dramatists, including Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, and Wendy Wasserstein
Ernest Shackleton by George Plimpton ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every one of his Antarctic expeditions ended in failure. His life "off the ice" was a series of failed get-rich-quick schemes. And yet the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) remains a byword for charismatic leadership, raw courage, and endurance in the face of overwhelming odds. Perhaps the greatest hero of the heroic age of polar exploration, Shackleton's crowning achievement was to bring all 28 of his men home safely after their ship was crushed in pack ice in 1915 -- an epic journey capped by an 800-mile small-boat voyage through some of the planet's roughest waters. In Ernest Shackleton, writer and media personality George Plimpton not only tells Shackleton's story, but recounts his own recent adventures following Shackleton's footsteps through the bleak, beautiful seas and islands at the bottom of the world
 
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Alternative Names
Plimpton, George A.
Plimpton George A. 1927-2003
Plimpton, George Ames.
Plimpton, George Ames 1927-2003
プリンプトン, ジョージ
Languages
English (329)
German (2)
French (2)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)
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