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Kate Buford
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Kate Buford has written for The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Film Comment, and Bluegrass Unlimited, among other publications. She has been a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition and American Public Media’s Marketplace, and on Virginia’s NPR affiliate, WMRA. Her biography of Burt Lancaster was named one of the Best Books of 2000 by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Her latest book, Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe (Knopf 2010) was an Editors' Choice of The New York Times, a featured selection of The Book of the Month Club and of The History Book Club, and the winner of the Society of American Baseball Research...

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Burt Lancaster
An American Life
Written by Kate Buford

Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 18, 2013
Price: $13.99

Startlingly handsome, witty, fanatically loyal, charming, scary, and intensely sexual, Burt Lancaster was the quintessential bête du cinéma, one of Hollywood's great stars. He was, as well, an intensely private man, and he authorized no biographies in his lifetime. Kate Buford is the first writer to win the cooperation of Lancaster's... Read more >

Native American Son
The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
Written by Kate Buford

Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $17.99

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