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Katharine Graham's Washington A Huge, Rich Gathering of Articles, Memoirs, Humor, and History, Chosen by Mrs. Graham, That Brings to Life Her Beloved City

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ISBN-10: 1400030595

ISBN-13: 9781400030590

Edition: N/A

Authors: Katharine Graham

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As a fitting epilogue to a life intimately linked to Washington, D.C., Pulitzer Prize winner Katharine Graham, the woman who transformed The Washington Post into a paper of record, left behind this lovingly collected anthology of writings about the city she knew and loved, a moving tribute to the nation’s capital. To Russell Banks, it is a place where “no one is in charge and no one, therefore, can be held responsible for the mess.” To John Dos Passos, it is “essentially a town of lonely people.” Whatever your impressions of Washington, D.C., you will likely find them challenged here. Experience Christmas with the Roosevelts, as seen through the eyes of a White House housekeeper. Learn why…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Katharine Graham, June 16, 1917 - July 17, 2001 Newspaper publisher Katherine Graham was born into a wealthy and powerful family. In 1933, her father bought the Washington Post. After Graham finished college, she went to work at the Post. It was there that she met her future husband, lawyer Phil Graham. In 1945, Graham's father chose Phil to take over the struggling Post and Katherine stayed at home as a wife and mother of four. Phil suffered from manic depression and after a deep depression he committed suicide. At the age of forty-six, she was thrust into the job of newspaper publisher. In 1971, Graham ordered the Post to print a copy of the Pentagon Papers, top-secret documents that…    

Editor's Note
Foreword
Washington Overview
The Washington Scene
30-32 City of Magnificent Intentions
Main Street-on-Potomac
Natural Setting
Washington Evening
Living in Washington, D.C.
It's Middletown-on-the-Potomac
The Drama of Conflict
True Grit and Imitation Grandeur
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Come to Washington
The Old Order Changeth
New Boy on Capitol Hill
A Report on a Life Lived in Washington
Life Intertwines Along the Potomac
The Unpaid Manager of a Small Hotel
Social Washington
The Society of the Nation's Capital
Don'ts in Washington
Boiled Bosoms
Innocence and Mischief
Dining-Out Washington
Washington Parties Are Serious Affairs
Rumblossoms on the Potomac
Bigwigs, Littlewigs, and No Wigs at All
She Teaches Washington to Put on Airs
Period Pieces
Washington Portraits
One Sits by the Fire and Surveys the World
Old Washington Vanished, Never to Return
The Capital Underworld
The President and His Cabinet
The View from E Street
Memoirs of a Congressman's Daughter
Same Place, Different Frenzy
Wartime Washington
World War I
War-Time Washington
The Capital at War
A Topsy-Turvy Capital
World War II
Washington Is a State of Mind
The Main Gate
Churchill Brightens the First War Christmas
Boom Town and the Strains of the New
The Alleys of Washington
Visitors to Washington
A Letter from a Self-Made Diplomat to His Constituents
Will Rogers out of His Element
The Young Hero from Colorado
Lindbergh--the Perfect Guest
The Greatest Man in the World
Tourists See the Sights
Washington
I Love Washington
Washington Events
Hope Tempers Sorrow of Whole People at Tomb of Humble Dead Soldier
The High Point
Era's End
Depression Days
The Lion at Bay
Royal Close-ups
The Royal Visitors
Morning Means Another Day
The Parade of '53
Thursday Night: First Sparks of Anger
President Watching
The Foremost Man of His Age
Reminiscences of the Hardings
The Timely Death of President Harding
Coolidge Days
The First Christmas with the Roosevelts
Life with Mamie
JFK
The Kennedys
The Outrageous Memoirs of the Presidential Kennel Keeper
Never Send to Know for Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls
Peace at Last
The Man in the Emergency Room
How We Lived
Washington Women
On Women's Suffrage and a Notable Washington Woman
Alice Roosevelt Longworth: Defying Convention
Herald Angel
Pioneer Woman of the Twentieth Century
The Private Lives of Government Girls
Political Wife
Women and Children
Washington Humor
The Attic in My Edifice: Some Random Notes
The Natives: Their Work and Curious Temperament
Four Funny Columns
The Winners Go to Washington, D.C.
How Washington Works
Mrs. Boggs Gets Seated
Washington's Curious Caste System
Like No Other City
A New Black Dilemma
Life Inside the Beltway
Mavericks and Image-Makers
Why Do They Hate Washington?
Beginnings and Endings
The Wilsons Leave the White House
"We Have Nothing to Fear ..."
Scintillating City
Death of the President
There Is No Armor Against Fate
"FDR (and Me)"
A Word of Introduction
White Tie
The Drums of Washington
The Beginning
The End of a Presidency
Summer 1974
Prologue
The Inauguration
Washington, 2050 A.D.