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Personal History

Katharine Graham



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01 January 2003
Biography; Autobiography: business & industry; Publishing industry
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.
By:   Katharine Graham
Imprint:   Phoenix
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   510g
ISBN:   9781842126202
ISBN 10:   1842126202
Series:   Women in History
Pages:   720
Publication Date:   01 January 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Katharine Graham was the legendary publisher of The Washington Post. She died in July 2001.

Reviews for Personal History

A well-written, fascinating, moving and, in its social and historical context, important book -- Sarah Bradford * Daily 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 * This is a stunning book * Sunday Telegraph *

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