Katharine Graham's Washington

Katharine Graham's Washington

by Katharine Graham
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Katharine Graham's Washington by Katharine Graham

As a fitting epilogue to a life intimately linked to Washington, D.C., Pulitzer Prize winner Katharine Graham, the woman who transformed The Washington Post into a paper of record, left behind this lovingly collected anthology of writings about the city she knew and loved, a moving tribute to the nation’s capital.

To Russell Banks, it is a place where “no one is in charge and no one, therefore, can be held responsible for the mess.” To John Dos Passos, it is “essentially a town of lonely people.” Whatever your impressions of Washington, D.C., you will likely find them challenged here. Experience Christmas with the Roosevelts, as seen through the eyes of a White House housekeeper. Learn why David McCullough is happy to declare “I love Washington,” while The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn wonders, “Why Do They Hate Washington?” Glimpse David Brinkley’s depiction of the capital during World War II, then experience Henry Kissinger’s thoughts on “Peace at Last,” post-Vietnam. Written by a who’s who of journalists, historians, First Ladies, politicians, and more, these varied works offer a wonderful overview of Katharine Graham’s beloved city.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307421517
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/23/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 832
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Katharine Graham served as the publisher of the Washington Post from 1969 to 1979, piloting the paper through the crises of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, and as the president and chairman of the Washington Post Company for much longer. In 1998 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her best-selling autobiography, Personal History. She died at the age of eighty-four in July 2001.


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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am loving this book. At 800+ pages it might at first seem daunting but as it is an anthology each piece is taken individually. She has collected works from such a wonderful variety of authors....everything from the Roosevelt's cook to Henry Kissinger. Please don't miss this.