Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn by William J. Mann is a 621-page hardcover published in 2006 by Henry Holt and Company, and is a stated first edition. The dust jacket has surface rubbing. Inside, the condition is nearly perfect.
Kate re-creates the journey of its extraordinary heroine through the twentieth century and the realities of life in the American spotlight. With the help of many of her never-interviewed family and friends, William Mann has created an intimate close-up that brings to life the private Katherine Hepburn, previously glimpsed only rarely. Although the Kate we saw on screen and in public--the elegant East Coast aristocrat who wore pants and always spoke her mind--rarely failed to seduce, she was an image, the actress's greatest role. Moving beyond often-repeated myths that Hollywood and she herself used to create her legend, Kate reveals an ambitious yet vulnerable woman who overcame hurts and fierce obstacles to achieve fame, and, ultimately, the artistry she came to desire even more.ISBN 13: 978-0-8050-7625-7