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Personal History
Katharine Graham
0375701044
March 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In lieu of an unrevealing Famous-People-I-Have-Known autobiography, the owner of the Washington Post has chosen to be remarkably candid about the insecurities prompted by remote parents and a difficult marriage to the charismatic, manic-depressive Phil Graham, who ran the newspaper her father acquired. Katharine's account of her years as subservient daughter and wife is so painful that by the time she finally asserts herself at the Post following Phil's suicide in 1963 (more than halfway through the book), readers will want to cheer. After that, Watergate is practically an anticlimax. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Katharine Meyer Graham was a woman born into a world of wealth and privilege who raised four children, became involved in...


Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon
Robin Gerber
1591841046
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The facts of Graham's life (1917– 2001)—how she took over the Washington Post in 1963 after her husband committed suicide, then guided the paper through the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the unfolding of the Watergate scandal and a potentially crippling printers' strike—were laid out extensively in her Pulitzer-winning memoir, Personal History (1997). Gerber's significantly slimmer biography is less interested in retelling the story than in interpreting it. Drawing upon leadership theories popularized by James MacGregor Burns and other scholars, Gerber presents Graham's career as a model for female corporate success. Yet despite recognizing the "ambition and drive for excellence" Graham inherited from her parents, the profile largely dwells on the negative qualities she needed to overcome....


Personal History
Katharine Graham
0739312529
May 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
In lieu of an unrevealing Famous-People-I-Have-Known autobiography, the owner of the Washington Post has chosen to be remarkably candid about the insecurities prompted by remote parents and a difficult marriage to the charismatic, manic-depressive Phil Graham, who ran the newspaper her father acquired. Katharine's account of her years as subservient daughter and wife is so painful that by the time she finally asserts herself at the Post following Phil's suicide in 1963 (more than halfway through the book), readers will want to cheer. After that, Watergate is practically an anticlimax. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Katharine Meyer Graham was a woman born into a world of wealth and privilege who raised four children, became involved in...


Personal History
Katharine Graham
0394585852
February 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
In lieu of an unrevealing Famous-People-I-Have-Known autobiography, the owner of the Washington Post has chosen to be remarkably candid about the insecurities prompted by remote parents and a difficult marriage to the charismatic, manic-depressive Phil Graham, who ran the newspaper her father acquired. Katharine's account of her years as subservient daughter and wife is so painful that by the time she finally asserts herself at the Post following Phil's suicide in 1963 (more than halfway through the book), readers will want to cheer. After that, Watergate is practically an anticlimax.

From Library Journal
Katharine Meyer Graham was a woman born into a world of wealth and privilege who raised four children, became involved in volunteer work, and ended as the head of a powerful...


The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club: Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation's Capital
C. David Heymann
0743428579
November 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Heymann, bestselling biographer of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Barbara Hutton, offers a captivating chronicle of the female power behind American politics in the latter half of the 20th century. In a time when men wrote the rules of the political game, he writes, five formidable women greatly influenced who won and who lost: Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham; Lorraine Cooper, wife of Kentucky's Sen. John Sherman Cooper; Evangeline Bruce, wife of U.S. ambassador David Bruce; Democratic Party fund-raiser (and later ambassador) Pamela Harriman, married to the powerful and wealthy Averell Harriman; and Sally Quinn, Washington Post writer and wife of the Post's former executive editor Ben Bradlee. While they had husbands in high places, these women wielded a vital political influence in Georgetown by...


Alexander Graham Bell (Rookie Biographies)
Wil Mara
051627340X
March 2003
Paperback
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Power, Privilege, and the Post: The Katharine Graham Story
Carol Felsenthal
188836386X
February 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
According to Felsenthal ( Alice Roosevelt Longworth ), Katharine Graham, the imperious media mogul whose empire includes the Washington Post, Newsweek, TV stations and cable systems, was a fragile, withdrawn person, ill-prepared to run a troubled newspaper, when she became publisher of the Post after the suicide of her manic-depressive husband Phil. In this absorbing, gossipy biography, Felsenthal sympathetically portrays Graham (b. 1917) as a survivor of emotional abuse and as a brave fighter for a free press who took tremendous risks by printing the Pentagon Papers and by disregarding pressure from Nixon in covering the Watergate affair. As a girl, she had to prove her mettle constantly to her father, Eugene Meyer, a Jewish Wall Street millionaire, and to her bombastic Lutheran mother, Agnes Ernst Meyer, a...


Keith Irvine: A Life in Decoration
Keith Irvine
1580931553
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Interior decorator Keith Irvine steamed into New York Harbor in 1957 and immediately embarked on designing the unique, inspired interiors that have ensured him a place at the pinnacle of his field. Born in Scotland and trained in his profession in London—notably by British decorating legend John Fowler—Irvine combines old-world wisdom and a new-world enthusiasm in his mostly traditional rooms and houses. The first book on his work, Keith Irvine: A Life in Decoration—written by Irvine and his wife, noted design writer Chippy Irvine—is at once illustrated autobiography, collection of work, and elucidation of design philosophy. Irvine is known worldwide as an originator of the English country house look—a look not inherited, the decorator points out, but invented in the twentieth century. His...


Katharine Graham
Sandy Asirvatham
0791063100
January 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-In an easy-to-read and understandable style, Asirvatham reveals key events in the remarkable life of this remarkable woman and sketches a portrait of a real person, complete with tragedies and loneliness, as well as power and money. During a time when the safer, more socially acceptable role for a married woman with children was to be a homemaker rather than a newspaper mogul, Graham was forced into a leadership role at the faltering Washington Post. The author includes enough detail about Watergate and the Pentagon Papers to connect Graham with these major historical events without overwhelming readers. Black-and-white photos and a chronology are most helpful. This well-written presentation should enjoy a wide audience.Kim Harris, Newman Riga Library, Churchville, NYCopyright 2002 Cahners...


Let's Go! Let's Publish!: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post
Nancy Whitelaw
1883846374
November 1998
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-This book details Graham's career as a young reporter, her suffering under her mother's scrutiny, her turbulent marriage, and her triumph in the newspaper business. Along with the subject's personal life, the book also provides a history of the Washington Post and the changes and evolution it has undergone over its 120-year history. The political involvement of the paper's president-Graham's father-gives readers the inside story on how closely politicians are tied to news people. An appendix entitled "Newsworthy Events in American Journalism" provides interesting but brief entries spanning from 1690 to 1981, detailing events such as the forming of the Associated Press. A good choice for students interested in journalism.Allison Trent Bernstein, Blake Middle School, Medfield, MA Copyright 1999 Reed...

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