Native American Son: The LIfe and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe (Knopf , Oct. 2010; U. of Nebraska Press 2012))
Burt Lancaster: An American Life (Knopf, 2000; Da Capo Press paperback, 2001; Aurum Press, U.K. 2000; paperback 2001 and 2008); 2013 Knopf ebook edition.
"Startlingly handsome, witty, loyal, charming, unnerving, and intensely sexual, Burt Lancaster was one of Hollywood's last bigger-than-life stars. A profoundly private man, he authorized no biographies in his lifetime. Kate Buford, the first writer to win the cooperation of Lancaster's widow and close friends, has created what will stand as the definitive study of one of the great unexplored show-business lives."