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Product Description: The complete essays and journalistic works of George Plimpton, prefaced by Plimpton himself, is the best way to rediscover one of the great voices of American New Journalism. Especially renowned for his sports reporting and “participatory journalism,” he brought readers onto the field and into the ring...read more

Paperback:

9788494403347, titled "El hombre que estuvo allí: Lo Mejor De George Plimpton" | Contra, January 1, 2017, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The complete essays and journalistic works of George Plimpton, prefaced by Plimpton himself, is the best way to rediscover one of the great voices of American New Journalism.

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Product Description: The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives.In ONE FOR THE RECORD, George Plimpton recounts Hank Aaron's thrilling race to become the new home run champion...read more
By Bob Costas (foreword by) and George Plimpton

Hardcover:

9780316326933 | Little Brown & Co, April 26, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives.

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Product Description: George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center...read more

Hardcover:

9780941372077 | Holtzman Pr, June 1, 1981, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: With his characteristic insight and wit, the Harvard-educated Plimpton recounts his experiences in successfully talking his way into training camp - not as a reporter but as a player - with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and actually taking snaps behind center in a preseason game.
9780060133610 | Enlarged edition (Harpercollins, June 1, 1966), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: In the mid-'60s, Plimpton joined the Detroit Lions at their preseason camp as a 36-year-old rookie quarterback wannabe, and stuck with the club through an intra-squad game before the paying public a month later.

Paperback:

9781599210056 | 1 edition (Lyons Pr, September 1, 2006), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This paperback edition commemorates the 40th anniversary of the original publication of this sports classic.
9781592280155 | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: In the mid-'60s, Plimpton joined the Detroit Lions at their preseason camp as a 36-year-old rookie quarterback wannabe, and stuck with the club through an intra-squad game before the paying public a month later.
9780060915407 | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, August 1, 1988), cover price $8.95
9780451112965 | Reissue edition (New Amer Library, September 1, 1977), cover price $2.95 | also contains Fun Learning Facts About Grizzly Bears: Illustrated Fun Learning for Kids

CD/Spoken Word:

9781478939245 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 26, 2016), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780886461409 | Dh Audio, November 1, 1986, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In the mid-'60s, Plimpton joined the Detroit Lions at their preseason camp as a 36-year-old rookie quarterback wannabe, and stuck with the club through an intra-squad game before the paying public a month later.

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Product Description: The book that made a legend--and captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring an introduction by Tom Wolfe and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism...read more
By Nicholas Dawidoff (foreword by), George Plimpton and Dan Woren (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781478939214 | Com/cdr un edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 26, 2016), cover price $118.99 | About this edition: The book that made a legend--and captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring an introduction by Tom Wolfe and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

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Product Description: The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now repackaged and including a foreword from Jane Leavy and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, OUT OF MY LEAGUE chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star? Plimpton's inspired idea--to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues--begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end...read more

Hardcover:

9780316284547 | Little Brown & Co, April 26, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now repackaged and including a foreword from Jane Leavy and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

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Product Description: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is perhaps America's favorite author. A quick-witted humorist who wrote travelogues, letters, speeches, and most famously the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Twain was so successful that he became America's biggest celebrity by the end of the 19th century...read more

Hardcover:

9780559125164 | Bibliolife, April 30, 2009, cover price $50.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9781103893751 | Bibliolife, April 30, 2009, cover price $35.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9781103023325, titled "Roughing It: In 2 Volumes" | Bibliolife, January 31, 2009, cover price $32.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9780559369711 | Bibliobazaar, October 30, 2008, cover price $32.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9780195101331 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Describes the author's experiences during the six years he spent in California, Nevada, and Hawaii
1 other edition(s) in this binding (see all)

Paperback:

9781522900900 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 24, 2015, cover price $5.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is perhaps America's favorite author.
9781522701620 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 11, 2015, cover price $12.35 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It
9781517456665 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 22, 2015, cover price $20.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: The celebrated author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn mixes fact and fiction in a rousing travelogue that serves as “a portrait of the artist as a young adventurer.
9781517424114 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 20, 2015, cover price $24.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9781517349813 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 15, 2015, cover price $19.99 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867.
34 other edition(s) in this binding (see all)

Reinforced:

9780606009522 | Demco Media, June 1, 1994, cover price $15.60 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: Describes the author's experiences during the six years he spent in California, Nevada, and Hawaii

Prebinding:

9781439507070 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $15.95 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: Originally published over 100 years ago, Roughing It was Mark Twain's second major work after the success of his 1869 travel book, Innocents Abroad.
9780613708678 | Turtleback Books, June 1, 1994, cover price $17.15 | also contains Roughing It, Roughing It | About this edition: Describes the author's experiences during the six years he spent in California, Nevada, and Hawaii

By David Attie (photographer), Eli Attie (other contributor), Truman Capote and George Plimpton (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9781936941117 | Little Bookroom, November 3, 2015, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism--stepping into the ring against a champion boxer--in SHADOW BOX, now repackaged and including never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist...read more

Hardcover:

9780316326643 | Little Brown & Co, April 26, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism--stepping into the ring against a champion boxer--in SHADOW BOX, now repackaged and including never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

Paperback:

9781599218106 | Lyons Pr, January 26, 2010, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to became a participatory journalist.

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Product Description: With his characteristic insight and wit, the Harvard-educated Plimpton recounts his experiences in successfully talking his way into training camp - not as a reporter but as a player - with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and actually taking snaps behind center in a preseason game...read more

Paperback:

9781599218090, titled "Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback" | Anv edition (Lyons Pr, September 24, 2009), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: With his characteristic insight and wit, the Harvard-educated Plimpton recounts his experiences in successfully talking his way into training camp - not as a reporter but as a player - with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and actually taking snaps behind center in a preseason game.
9781558212398 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, September 1, 1993), cover price $14.95

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Product Description: A classic of sport, and the first of George Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur wonders how he would fare on a baseball mound in a major league game...read more

Paperback:

9781599218083 | Lyons Pr, January 26, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A classic of sport, and the first of George Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur wonders how he would fare on a baseball mound in a major league game.

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Product Description: In Open Net, another of George Plimpton's inimitable accounts of a fearless amateur braving the world of professional sports, Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins.

Paperback:

9781599218069 | Lyons Pr, November 10, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In Open Net, another of George Plimpton's inimitable accounts of a fearless amateur braving the world of professional sports, Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins.

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Product Description: What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton, who had earlier tried out for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (in Paper Lion) and got a chance to pitch to a team of major-league all-stars in Yankee Stadium (in Out of My League), spent a month of self-imposed torture on the tour -- meeting amateurs, pros, caddies, officials fans, and hangers-on...read more

Paperback:

9781599218076 | Lyons Pr, January 26, 2010, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit?

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A history of squash in the United States follows the game's development through anecdotes that reflect background history, covering key matches, biographies of top personalities, and profiles of noteworthy clubs. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By George Plimpton (foreword by) and James Zug

Hardcover:

9780743229906 | Scribner, September 2, 2003, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: A history of squash in the United States follows the game's development through anecdotes that reflect background history, covering key matches, biographies of top personalities, and profiles of noteworthy clubs.

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A selection of humor, articles, essays, and other writings by the late author of Paper Lion describes his undistinguished sojourn at an elite prep school, his experiences at a pornography convention in Las Vegas, what it is like to try out for Amateur Night at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, and other entertaining reflections and observations. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9781400063420 | Random House Inc, September 7, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A selection of humor, articles, essays, and other writings by the late author describes his sojourn at an elite prep school, his experiences at a pornography convention in Las Vegas, what it is like to try out for Amateur Night at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, and other reflections and observations.

Paperback:

9780812973723 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, November 15, 2005), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A selection of humor, articles, essays, and other writings by the late author of Paper Lion describes his undistinguished sojourn at an elite prep school, his experiences at a pornography convention in Las Vegas, what it is like to try out for Amateur Night at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, and other entertaining reflections and observations.

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Product Description: Incorporated in 1905, The Explorers Club in its earliest years met in simple rented rooms. In 1965, the Club bought a Tudor-style mansion on East 70th Street in the historic Upper East Side, where it has remained ever since.Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2004, today The Explorers Club is an international society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore...read more
By George Plimpton (editor)

Hardcover:

9781592280353, titled "As Told at the Explorer's Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure" | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Provides a collection of fifty adventure tales from the Explorers Club.

Paperback:

9781592286584 | Lyons Pr, September 1, 2005, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Incorporated in 1905, The Explorers Club in its earliest years met in simple rented rooms.

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Product Description: A collection of George Plimpton's finest pieces on the contemporary sports scene, selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the top sports books of 2003

Hardcover:

9781592280810 | Lyons Pr, November 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A collection of pieces by the acclaimed sports journalist captures some of the greatest moments in sports history, including articles originally written for Sports Illustrated, on everything from golf and bowling to his tryout as quarterback with the Detroit Lions and sparring a couple of rounds with one of the toughest boxers in the sport.

Paperback:

9781592286430 | Lyons Pr, May 1, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A collection of George Plimpton's finest pieces on the contemporary sports scene, selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the top sports books of 2003

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In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of The Paris Review, this extraordinary anthology features an array of literary works--fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and criticism--by some of the premier authors of the twentieth century, including Jack Kerouac, Louise Erdrich, Gabriel García Márquez, Raymond Carver, Norman Mailer, and Italo Calvino, among others. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
By Paris Review (corporate author) and George Plimpton (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780312422387, titled "The Paris Review Book: Of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, the Art of Writing" | 1 edition (Picador USA, May 3, 2003), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An anthology celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the 'Paris Review' offers stories, poems, thoughts, and observations by such authors as W.

Paperback:

9780312422394 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, September 1, 2004), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of The Paris Review, this extraordinary anthology features an array of literary works--fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and criticism--by some of the premier authors of the twentieth century, including Jack Kerouac, Louise Erdrich, Gabriel García Márquez, Raymond Carver, Norman Mailer, and Italo Calvino, among others.

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A collection of great prose--both fiction and nonfiction--about boxing includes contributions from Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Pete Hamill, Roger Kahn, Paul Gallico, Gay Talese, and other outstanding writers. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Paperback:

9780156027298 | Mariner Books, May 1, 2004, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: A collection of great prose--both fiction and nonfiction--about boxing includes contributions from Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Pete Hamill, Roger Kahn, Paul Gallico, Gay Talese, and other outstanding writers.

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The author of the legendary 'Sidd Finch' baseball sports hoax in Sports Illustrated transforms the entire incident into a baseball fairy tale--a novel that probes baseball's capacity to mystify, captivate, and deceive Americans. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780816144525, titled "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, August 1, 1988), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the life and career of Sidd Finch, a reclusive Harvard dropout, aspiring Buddhist monk, and 168-mph fastball pitcher who always wins and could change the game of baseball forever
9780025976504, titled "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" | Macmillan Pub Co, May 1, 1987, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the life and career of Sidd Finch, a reclusive Harvard dropout, aspiring Buddhist monk, and 168-mph fastball pitcher who always wins and could change the game of baseball forever

Paperback:

9781568582962, titled "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, March 14, 2004), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The author of the legendary 'Sidd Finch' baseball sports hoax in Sports Illustrated transforms the entire incident into a baseball fairy tale--a novel that probes baseball's capacity to mystify, captivate, and deceive Americans.
9781557730640 | Diamond Books, May 1, 1988, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the life and career of Sidd Finch, a reclusive Harvard dropout, aspiring Buddhist monk, and 168-mph fastball pitcher who always wins and could change the game of baseball forever

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Paperback:

9781592280148 | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $12.95
9781558212381 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, September 1, 1993), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9780140064292 | Reissue edition (Viking Pr, March 1, 1983), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: The author, a sportswriter, gives a minute-by-minute account of the day when he pitched to 16 major league baseball players

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Product Description: "Plimpton will interest even the man who can't tell a pitching wedge from a putter.... This is really a book about a kind of madness with rules, and anyone can appreciate the appeal of that." -NewsweekTHE BOGEY MAN remains arguably the funniest book on golf ever written...read more

Paperback:

9781592280452 | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: "Plimpton will interest even the man who can't tell a pitching wedge from a putter.
9781558212411 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, September 1, 1993), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Plimpton joins the PGA circuit in the name of bringing professional sport to the average man.
9780060915711 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, February 1, 1989), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: An amateur golfer tells of his experiences playing with the professionals during a month on the Professional Golfers' Association golf circuit
9780140064308 | Reprint edition (Viking Pr, March 1, 1983), cover price $5.95 | also contains Worldly Ways and Byways: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

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Product Description: SHADOW BOX is one of George Plimpton's most engaging looks at professional sport through the eyes of an amateur. Stepping into the ring against the light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, Plimpton pauses to wonder why he ever became a participatory journalist...read more

Paperback:

9781592281411 | Lyons Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: SHADOW BOX is one of George Plimpton's most engaging looks at professional sport through the eyes of an amateur.
9781558212763 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, September 1, 1993), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Climbing into the ring with former light heavy-weight champion Archie Moore.

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