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Personal History - by Katharine Graham (Paperback)

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 688

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Business

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Author: Katharine Graham

Language: English

Street Date: February 24, 1998
TCIN: 53755516
UPC: 9780375701047
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8338
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



In this critically acclaimed memoir, the woman who piloted the "Washington Post" through the crises of the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and a pressmen's strike and turned it into a great newspaper now tells her story with courage, candor, and dignity. "Captivating . . . distinguished by a level of introspection that ought to be . . . the touchstone of autobiography".--"Newsday".



Book Synopsis



The captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story--one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.

Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband--a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson--plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman's union as she entered the profane boys' club of the newspaper business.

As timely now as ever, Personal History is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted--and mastered--the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.



Review Quotes




Riveting, moving . . . a wonderful book. --Nora Ephron, The New York Times Book Review

Disarmingly candid and immensely readable. --Time

Captivating . . . distinguished by a level of
introspection that ought to be, but rarely is, the touchstone of autobiography. --Newsday



About the Author



Katharine Graham is fondly remembered as the powerful, longtime publisher of the Washington Post. She died in 2001.
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