Personal History

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As seen in the new movie The Post, directed by Steven 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. In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candour and ...

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Francesca

Oct 6, 2007

Terrific

I resisted this book for years. How could the autobiography of such a successful businesswoman be anything but dry? Believe, me it isn't. This is truly a personal history, a fascinating journey through one exceptional woman's growth. And growth it was. Fortunately, Katharine Graham was capable of describing a personal and professional life that passed through marriage to a man whose mental condition deteriorated more and more seriously until his death--a death that thrust onto her inexperienced shoulders the executive function of a major publication. To the end, her greatest regret was that she had not attended Harvard Business School.
This book is a sharing in the adventure through which the soul and skill and personality of a woman grew along with the changing state of women, and helped in that change. We share the achiement through which she gained an incomparable strength through tragedy, challege, and grit. She is hard to leave when the book is finished.

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