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Personal HIstory



By
Katharine Graham






#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • PULTIZER PRIZE WINNER 
The captivating inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media: the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate


 
 n this widely acclaimed memoir ("Riveting, moving...a wonderful book" The New York Times Book Review), Katharine Graham tells her story—one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.
 
Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband—a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson—plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman’s union as she entered the profane boys’ club of the newspaper business.
 
As timely now as ever, 
Personal History is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted—and mastered—the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.


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The story on film:
THE POST

Starring Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks
Directed by Steven Speilberg





"In The Post, Democracy survives the darkness"
- The New York Times

The Post is designed to be viewed as a commentary on today as much as yesterday, maybe even more."
- Roger Ebert



Watch the Movie

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When:
Friday, November 10, 2023, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Bradette Jepsen
Category:
Social Functions
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