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Personal History - hardcover

1997, ISBN: 0394585852

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[EAN: 9780394585857], [PU: Alfred A. Knopf], History|United States|20th Century, Language Arts & Disciplines|Journalism, Language Arts & Disciplines|Publishing, Biography & Autobiography|Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Women, This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women -- a book that is, as its title suggests, composed of both personal memoir and history. It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post , and the formidable, self-absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work, and her passionate friendships with men like Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson, than in her children. It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed -- a fascinating and instructive business history as told from the inside (the paper has been run by Graham herself, her father, her husband, and now her son). It is the story of Phil Graham -- Kay's brilliant, charismatic husband (he clerked for two Supreme Court justices) -- whose plunge into manic-depression, betrayal, and eventual suicide is movingly and charitably recounted. Best of all, it is the story of Kay Graham herself. She was brought up in a family of great wealth, yet she learned and understood nothing about money. She is half-Jewish, yet -- incredibly -- remained unaware of it for many years.She describes herself as having been naive and awkward, yet intelligent and energetic. She married a man she worshipped, and he fascinated and educated her, and then, in his illness, turned from her and abused her. This destruction of her confidence and happiness is a drama in itself, followed by the even more intense drama of her new life as the head of a great newspaper and a great company, a famous (and even feared) woman in her own right. Hers is a life that came into its own with a vengeance -- a success story on every level. Graham's book is populated with a cast of fascinating characters, from fifty years of presidents (and their wives), to Steichen, Brancusi, Felix Frankfurter, Warren Buffett (her great advisor and protector), Robert McNamara, George Schultz (her regular tennis partner), and, of course, the great names from the Post : Woodward, Bernstein, and Graham's editor/partner, Ben Bradlee. She writes of them, and of the most dramatic moments of her stewardship of the Post (including the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the pressmen's strike), with acuity, humor, and good judgment. Her book is about learning by doing, about growing and growing up, about Washington, and about a woman liberated by both circumstance and her own great strengths.

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An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women -- a book that is, as its title suggests, composed of both personal memoir and history. It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post, and the formidable, self-absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work, and her passionate friendships with men like Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson, than in her children. It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed -- a fascinating and instructive business history as told from the inside (the paper has been run by Graham herself, her father, her husband, and now her son). It is the story of Phil Graham -- Kay's brilliant, charismatic husband (he clerked for two Supreme Court justices) -- whose plunge into manic-depression, betrayal, and eventual suicide is movingly and charitably recounted. Best of all, it is the story of Kay Graham herself. She was brought up in a family of great wealth, yet she learned and understood nothing about money. She is half-Jewish, yet -- incredibly -- remained unaware of it for many years.She describes herself as having been naive and awkward, yet intelligent and energetic. She married a man she worshipped, and he fascinated and educated her, and then, in his illness, turned from her and abused her. This destruction of her confidence and happiness is a drama in itself, followed by the even more intense drama of her new life as the head of a great newspaper and a great company, a famous (and even feared) woman in her own right. Hers is a life that came into its own with a vengeance -- a success story on every level. Graham's book is populated with a cast of fascinating characters, from fifty years of presidents (and their wives), to Steichen, Brancusi, Felix Frankfurter, Warren Buffett (her great advisor and protector), Robert McNamara, George Schultz (her regular tennis partner), and, of course, the great names from the Post: Woodward, Bernstein, and Graham's editor/partner, Ben Bradlee. She writes of them, and of the most dramatic moments of her stewardship of the Post (including the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the pressmen's strike), with acuity, humor, and good judgment. Her book is about learning by doing, about growing and growing up, about Washington, and about a woman liberated by both circumstance and her own great strengths. Personal History Graham, Katharine, Knopf Publishing Group

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[EAN: 9780394585857], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Vintage Books, New York], KATHARINE GRAHAM, JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING, WASHINGTON DC, POST, PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS, RON ZIEGLER, BOB WOODWARD, WATERGATE, WASHINTON VIETNAM WAR, JAMES RESTON, JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS, RICHARD NIXON, EUGENE MEYER, JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, PHILIP UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS, DONALD E. DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER, BEN BRADLEE, JOSEPH ALSOP, FREDERICK BEEBE, MEMOIRS, WOMEN'S STUDIES, History|United States|20th Century, Language Arts & Disciplines|Journalism, Language Arts & Disciplines|Publishing, Biography & Autobiography|Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Women, 643 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The woman who piloted the Washington Post through the crises of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events if 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 he brilliant charismatic husband - a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson- plunge into 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. Includes an Index. "An extraordinary autobiography . . . touching . . . winning . . . inspiring." - The New York Times (Key Words: Katharine Graham, Journalism, Newspaper Publishing, Washington DC, Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Ron Ziegler, Bob Woodward, Watergate, Washinton Post, Vietnam War, James Reston, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Richard Nixon, Eugene Meyer, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Philip Graham, United States Presidents, Donald E. Graham, Dwight David Eisenhower, Ben Bradlee, Joseph Alsop, Frederick Beebe, Memoirs, Women's Studies).

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Personal History
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Graham, Katharine

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Personal History

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0394585852

An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women - a book that is, as its title suggests, both personal and history. It is the story of Graham's parents: the multi-millionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post; the aggressive, formidable, self-absorbed mother, known in her time for her political and welfare work, and her passionate friendships with men such as Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson. It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed - a fascinating and instructive business history told from the inside (the paper has been run by Graham herself, her father, her husband, and now her son). It is the story of Phil Graham - Kay's brilliant, charismatic husband (he clerked for two Supreme Court justices), whose plunge into manic-depression and eventual suicide are movingly and charitably recounted. And, best of all, it is Kay Graham herself - brought up in great wealth, yet understanding nothing of money; half Jewish, yet - incredibly - unaware of it; naive, awkward, yet intelligent and energetic, and married to a man she adored. How he fascinated and educated her, and then in his illness turned from her and abused her, destroying her confidence and her happiness, is a drama in itself, followed by the rarer drama of her new life as the head of a great newspaper and a great company - a woman famous (and feared) in her own right. In other words, here is a life that came into its own with a vengeance - a success story on every level.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780394585857
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0394585852
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF
656 Pages
Weight: 1,048 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0394585852

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