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Plimpton, George

Overview
Works: 352 works in 1,078 publications in 4 languages and 39,700 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Anecdotes  Baseball stories  Humor  History  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Reporter, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: GV939.P6, B
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Most widely held works about George Plimpton
 
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Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career by George Plimpton( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,719 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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the late American actress and model Edie Sedgwick
D.V. by Diana Vreeland( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,284 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
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get set for an adventure that marked a new era in America! Film-maker Ken Burns presents the hilarious 1903 saga of the first transcontinental automobile trip. On a visionary whim and a $50 bet, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent. His arrival in New York City, after every imaginable breakdown and delay, proved that the "horseless carriage" really did have a future
When we were kings by Leon Gast( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 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 curious case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,106 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
Women writers at work : the Paris review interviews by George Plimpton( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of a selection of Paris Review Interviews with some of the most prominent women writers of the last forty years. It contains not only the now-classic interviews, but also some that have not been collected before
Fireworks by George Plimpton( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 987 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 Jean Stein( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open net by George Plimpton( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 667 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 by George Plimpton( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Danish and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American writers at work( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--Page 4 of cover
Shadow box by George Plimpton( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of boxing - the fighters, managers, fans, and the mystique that surrounds champions
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 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This delightful collection of essays, articles, and humor is by the beloved bon vivant and raconteur, the late George Plimpton
Playwrights at work : the Paris review by John Lahr( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases interviews with 15 American dramatists, including Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, and Wendy Wasserstein
The Paris review anthology( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Shackleton by George Plimpton( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 521 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
The X factor by George Plimpton( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Plimpton is embarrassed. The noted amateur of odd sporting experience has lost one horseshoe match to George Bush, a match that was as much a test of wills as of skills. Now Bush has invited him back for a rematch. How to avoid humiliation the second time? What is that quality - we'll call it the X Factor - that all winners, from famous athletes to successful CEOs, seem to possess? Plimpton sets out to find it
Paper lion by George Plimpton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of the author, a professional writer and weekend athlete who joined the Detroit Lions as a rookie quarterback for four weeks of summer training camp in order to experience first-hand the life of the professional football player
Out of my league by George Plimpton( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's account of his unusual experience pitching in an exhibition game between the National and American Leagues
 
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Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career
Alternative Names
Ames, George Plimpton

George Plimpton acteur américain

George Plimpton actor estadounidense

George Plimpton Amerikaans journalist

George Plimpton journalist, writer, editor, actor

George Plimpton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Förderer junger Schriftsteller

Plimpton, George A.

Plimpton George A. 1927-2003

Plimpton, George Ames.

Plimpton, George Ames 1927-2003

Джордж Плимптон

جورج بليمبتون

ジョージ・プリンプトン

プリンプトン, ジョージ

喬治·普林普頓

喬治·普林頓

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Edie : an American biographyD.V.The curious case of Sidd FinchWomen writers at work : the Paris review interviewsOpen netThe Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writersLatin American writers at workThe man in the flying lawn chair and other excursions and observations