Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 688 pages
As seen in the new movie The Post, here is 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmele - LibraryThing
As someone who lived in a suburb of Washington, DC; at times, worked in the city; and spent three decades working with the press, I should probably have read this book a long time ago, but now seems ... Read full review
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Behind the scenes wealthy life 1/4 Jewish Depression Husband Suicide — Behind Wash. Post — Pentagon Papers, Watergate, Massive Strike — My Kind of Book — Better than Fiction! Personal History is ... Read full review