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Kate

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Kate

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
William J. Mann
publisher:
Henry Holt and Company
genre:
Nonfiction, Biography

We gave it a B+

Katharine Hepburn’s ”legend” is carefully deglamorized, with a focus on her sexual ambivalence (and that of her partners, including Spencer Tracy). Yet William J. Mann’s Kate is essentially the one we remember: proud, independent, classy, tough.

Last Word
Packed with details (though skimpy on colorful anecdotes), Kate delivers painstaking reportage.