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Plimpton, George

Overview
Works: 407 works in 1,275 publications in 7 languages and 40,801 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  History  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Reporter, Interviewee
Classifications: GV939.P6, B
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Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career by George Plimpton( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,705 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 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the late American actress and model Edie Sedgwick
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,268 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
D.V. by Diana Vreeland( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,266 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
When we were kings by Leon Gast( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Oscar(TM)-winning film captures all the magic of Muhammed Ali at the peak of his triumphant career
The curious case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,077 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 )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,006 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 975 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 )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bogey man by George Plimpton( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 876 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 in 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
Charlotte's web by E. B White( Recording )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him
Open net by George Plimpton( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 664 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 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American writers at work( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 613 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 )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 604 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 556 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 526 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 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The X factor by George Plimpton( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for this elusive ingredient is both hilarious and informative, leading from the locker room to the boardroom, with several strange stops in between. Plimpton corners superstars like Bill Russell and Billie Jean King, famous coaches, the chairman of American Express, sports doctors, and M & A king Henry Kravis, and puts the same question to all of them: What is it that allows an individual, or a team, to outperform competitors who are no less gifted, mentally and physically? Their answers run the gamut from motivational rage to new-age meditation, and Plimpton slowly pieces together a definition of this mysterious winning quality
 
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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 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

ג'ורג' פלימפטון שחקן אמריקאי

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 interviewsThe bogey manCharlotte's webOpen netThe Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writers