Personal History

Personal History

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An extraordinary, frank, honest and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, owner of one of its greatest newspapers, the WASHINGTON POST. But this is more than the mere life story of a successful woman. It deals with power and politics at the centre, and the relationship between the Whitehouse and the press, notably over Watergate. 'A well-written, fascinating, moving and, in its social and historical context, important book' Sarah Bradford, DAILY TELEGRAPH. 'In this enormous but charming and far from self-aggrandising autobiography she details, among other things, how she came to publish the Pentagon Papers and force Nixon to resign' GUARDIAN.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 53.34mm | 771.1g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 32
  • 0753801671
  • 9780753801673

About Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham's father was a multi-millionaire who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post. Her husband, Phil Graham was a brilliant and charismatic man whose plunge intomanic depression and eventual suicide is recounted movingly and charitably in this book. Above all, Katharine Graham tells her own story - the contradictions of her privileged yet lonely childhood; the tragic drama of her marriage- and the challenges of her new life as the head of a great newspaper companyshow more

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