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George Plimpton: Man of Letters, Man of Action

George Plimpton passed away several years back, but visitors to this site might forget that he is no longer around when he almost jumps off the screen as this website opens up. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that a photograph of him dressed in admiral-type regalia pops up, but given his penchant for investigative and interactive journalism, this probably won’t surprise Plimptonites. Designed as a tribute to the life, times, and spirit of the late founder of The Paris Review, this website contains an interactive timeline of Plimpton’s life (appropriately titled “Chronicles of George”), coupled with a photograph gallery. Beyond a doubt, the most delightful section of the site is the “Arcana” area which is an assemblage of different photos of Plimpton. As users move their pointer across each image of Plimpton, there are treated to a bit of his writing, which range from his (very brief) experience as a Detroit Lion to his travels with Muhammad Ali.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2006/scout-061117#4
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November 17th, 2006
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November 17th, 2006 at 9:10am
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November 20th, 2006 at 2:47pm
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