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Personal History : Women in History - Katharine Graham

Personal History

Women in History

Paperback Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9781842126202
Number Of Pages: 720

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Now re-issued with an appreciation by Henry Kissinger, this is the late Katharine Graham s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography.

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 into manic 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 company.

An extraordinarily 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. 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 White House and the press, notably over Watergate.

Industry Reviews

This is a stunning book * Sunday Telegraph *
An autobiographical masterpiece, adroitly combining the public and personal spheres. Frank, sensitive and bubbling with humour, it is a fascinating account by an impressive person * The Economist *
A well-written, fascinating, moving and, in its social and historical context, important book -- Sarah Bradford * Daily Telegraph *

ISBN: 9781842126202
ISBN-10: 1842126202
Series: Women in History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 5.0
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 3