Katharine Graham's Washington

By: Graham, Katharine

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A final legacy from Katharine Graham: an all-embracing, highly personal collection of writings (more than 100 articles, essays, and excerpts) about Washington, D.C. -- covering the period from 1917, the year of her birth, to early 2001, just before she died.

Here are the president-watchers (including Will Rogers on Calvin Coolidge)...high points from insider memoirs (among them Dog Days at the White House by the presidential kennel keeper)...Washington moments vividly recalled -- by Kissinger (on the end of the Nixon presidency), by FDR's secretary (on Mrs. FDR), by Joseph Alsop, Ben Bradlee, David Brinkley, by Dean Acheson, Harry Truman, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan.

Here is humor from Art Buchwald, P. J. O'Rourke, Russell Baker...social Washington, from Royal visits to rival hostesses...traumatic moments in the city's history -- including the news of Pearl Harbor and the death of President Roosevelt. There are also charming period pieces, astute appraisals of how Washington works, and stimulating considerations of the not-always-happy realities of life in a place that during Mrs. Graham's lifetime evolved from a provincial southern city to the capital of the world.

Katharine Graham's comments have the same acuity, humor, and candor that so charmed and moved the hundreds of thousands of readers of her Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography.

Title: Katharine Graham's Washington

Author Name: Graham, Katharine

Categories: Politics, Media/Literary,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

ISBN Number: 0375414711

ISBN Number 13: 9780375414718

Binding: Cloth & Boards

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 002627

Description: 807 pp. Nearly new, no markings, slight shelf wear has rippled edge of dust jacket. Graham presents an anthology of essays and excerpts about people who have lived in or visited Washington. A great anthology for those fascinated by the Inside the Beltway crowd. Contributors range from James Thurber, John Dos Passos, Simone de Beauvoir, and Russell Baker to Ike Hoover, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson and Stewart Alsop. Graham, the noted Washington Post publisher, wrote the general introduction and brief intoductions to each piece shortly before her death. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall