Summary

As seen in the new movie The Post, here is 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.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
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.
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.
©1998 Katharine Graham (P)2015 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maire Reier on 01-07-18

wish it was longer

it's a good story, wish it was longer and more detailed, as she is an incredible woman. worth listening anyways

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-02-18

Fascinating

To hear this read by the lady herself was a real treat. To hear the emotion in her voice, especially when talking about her husbands mental illness and subsequent suicide was very moving. Looking forward now to seeing her character brought to life in ‘The Post’.

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By G. Hutcheson on 09-08-16

Don't overlook this, as it's an amazing personal story

This is one of those books that if u are a man, you'll probably overlook. I certainly did until a good female friend recommended. I am so much in debt, as the lessons in hard decisions and how to recover from bad ones are countless. This book will resonate with you on many levels.

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5 out of 5 stars
By TheAdmiral416 on 30-12-17

Raw and powerful

It should be listened to after reading the full book, a deeply moving account. Hearing a widow speak about her husbands suicide is the most heartbreaking and moving thing I can remember hearing in years.

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