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.


Author Name: Graham, Katharine

Categories: U S History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf: 2002

ISBN Number: 0375414711

ISBN Number 13: 9780375414718

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 76223

Description: Very Good Hardcover in Very Good DJ with light edge wear, no tears or chips. No marks or writing. Stated First Edition.

Keywords: Washington, DC Presidents U S Politics,