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The best of Plimpton

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Collects profiles, essays, articles, and short stories by the American sportswriter.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plimpton, George.
Best of Plimpton.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)765810411
Named Person: George Plimpton; George Plimpton; George Plimpton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Plimpton
ISBN: 0871133911 9780871133915 9780871135032 0871135035
OCLC Number: 22118393
Notes: "A Morgan Entrekin book."
Description: xi, 368 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Baseball --
Boxing --
Football --
Hockey --
Horseshoes --
Music: an address at a New York Philharmonic lunch --
Marianne Moore --
Alex Karras --
Muhammad Ali --
Hunter Thompson and Norman Mailer --
Vince Lombardi --
Golf caddies --
Eddie Shore --
Marianne Moore II --
Popper --
Irving Lazar --
Paul Tavilla --
Warren Beatty --
William Styron --
Newport --
Las Vegas --
Harding Point Golf Course, California --
Palm Desert --
Elaine's Restaurant --
Norfolk, Nebraska --
Soldier's Field, Cambridge --
Arcadia --
Fireworks --
Golf --
Birdwatching --
Parody: Truman Capote as Hemingway --
Fantasy: Sidd Finch --
Humor --
Managing to wrestle --
Jimmy Grucci's funeral --
Memorial service for my father.
Responsibility: George Plimpton.

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Featuring such classic pieces as "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" and "The Plimpton Small-Ball Theory of Sports Writing"--the smaller the ball the better the writing--this is a rich mix of profiles,  Read more...

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"Plimpton, the professional amateur, the dashing public hero, is first and best a writer." --The New Yorker "The Best of Plimpton shows the author to be a quietly adroit stylist with the lightest Read more...

 
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