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The Resource Personal history, Katharine Graham

Personal history, Katharine Graham

Label
Personal history
Title
Personal history
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Graham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As seen in the new movie The Post, directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who piloted the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media. 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 the Pentagon Papers and Watergate
Summary
The author describes her privileged but lonely childhood, her tragic marriage to the charismatic Phil Graham, her struggles as the head of the Washington Post, and the colorful politicians and celebrities she has known
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154695
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Katharine
Dewey number
  • 070.5092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graham, Katharine
  • Washington Post Company
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women publishers
Target audience
adult
Label
Personal history, Katharine Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Reissued with a tribute by Henry Kissinger. - Originally published: New York : Knopf ; London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053958949
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 703 pages
Isbn
9781842126202
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1016440195
Label
Personal history, Katharine Graham
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Reissued with a tribute by Henry Kissinger. - Originally published: New York : Knopf ; London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053958949
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 703 pages
Isbn
9781842126202
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1016440195

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