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ISBN13: 9780375701047
ISBN10: 0375701044
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The questions, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Katharine Graham's Personal History. We hope that they will aid your discussion of this autobiography by one of America's most remarkable and accomplished women. Graham recounts her sheltered girlhood as the daughter of a self-made millionaire and his formidable, egotistical wife; her education at Vassar at the University of Chicago; her early work at a San Francisco newspaper; and her marriage to the brilliant and politically ambitious Philip Graham, at the time a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. After her husband's suicide, which followed his harrowing descent into manic-depressive illness, Katharine Graham stepped abruptly out of her supporting role as wife and mother to take over as publisher of The Washington Post.

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Nancy L, June 23, 2012 (view all comments by Nancy L)
If you enjoy reading autobiographies or American history, this book is for you. Katharine Graham has an interesting story to tell, and she does so with generosity and candor. In addition to her moving personal story, the reader gets a good dose of American history. Although I expected to read much about her role in exposing Watergate, I was pleasantly surprised that much of the book is focused on her and her family's role in government and business (her father was the first head of the World Bank), about her friendships with the the movers and shakers of her time; and her own story of confronting her unquestioned and conventional views on gender roles as she finds herself at the helm of a large corporation.
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ISBN:
9780375701047
Author:
Graham, Katharine
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
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Business
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Political
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Women
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History
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Mass Media - Newspapers
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Newspaper publishing
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Publishers and publishing
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Washington post
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Newspaper publishing -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
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Media Studies - Print Media
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Publishers and publishing -- United States.
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Graham, Katharine
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General Biography
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Biography/Business
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 PAGES OF BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.4375 lb

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Product details 688 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375701047 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this critically acclaimed memoir, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the crises of the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and a pressmen's strike and turned it into a great newspaper now tells her story with courage, candor, and dignity. "Captivating . . . distinguished by a level of introspection that ought to be . . . the touchstone of autobiography". Newsday 688 pp. National media publicity. National print ads. 100,000 print. (Autobiography)
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