A huge, rich gathering
of articles, memoirs, humor, and history, chosen by Mrs. Graham, that brings to
life her beloved city
by Katharine Graham
"A final legacy from
Katharine Graham: an all-embracing, highly personal collection of writings
(more than one hundred articles, essays, and excerpts from books) 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 Henry
Kissinger on the end of the Nixon presidency), by FDR's secretary (on Mrs. FDR),
by Joseph W. Alsop, Ben Bradlee, David Brinkley, Dean Acheson, Harry Truman,
Rosalyn Carter, and Nancy Reagan.
Here is humor by 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 deaths of Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy...a loving
appreciation of the city by David McCullough. Here, also, are 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
Katherine Graham's comments
have the same acuity, humor, and candor that so charmed and moved the hundreds
of thousands of readers of her Pulitzer Price-winning autobiography."
Hardcover book with
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Copyright Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. FIRST EDITION. Retail
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