Katharine Graham's Personal History; Signed by Her
Item Number: 93422
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
Early printing of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Katharine Graham on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
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, 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.