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Plimpton, George

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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 1,721 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 )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,434 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 1,281 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 1,259 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 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 1,102 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
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews by Paris Review( Book )

48 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
Women writers at work : the Paris review interviews by George Plimpton( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,016 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 985 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

The bogey man by George Plimpton( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows golfers like Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Walter Hagan, and many other golf greats and eccentrics on the Pro golf tour--meeting amateurs, pros, caddies, officials fans and hangers-on. Provides anecdotes on golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, the author's thoughts and experiences
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 848 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
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 617 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 )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 605 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 566 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 531 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 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Shackleton by George Plimpton( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 523 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 Norton book of sports( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories and other writings centering around sports for each season
 
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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

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Plimpton, George A.

Plimpton George A. 1927-2003

Plimpton, George Ames.

Plimpton, George Ames 1927-2003

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Edie : an American biographyD.V.The curious case of Sidd FinchWomen writers at work : the Paris review interviewsThe bogey manThe 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