Power Privlege Post

When she inherited control of The Washington Post in 1963, Katharine Graham was a withdrawn and inexperienced woman, insecure and overly dependent on the men around her In the three decades since, she has built the paper her father bought at a bankruptcy sale into one of the nation s most prominent Now comes the story of her rocky road to triumph 16 pages of photos.
Power Privlege Post When she inherited control of The Washington Post in Katharine Graham was a withdrawn and inexperienced woman insecure and overly dependent on the men around her In the three decades since she

  • Title: Power Privlege Post
  • Author: Carol Felsenthal
  • ISBN: 9780399137327
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Power Privlege Post”

    1. Well researched. Felsenthal did a lot of interviews for this book, rather than relying on articles and books which tend to be a bit overly laudatory. The book comes across as being very balanced; appreciative yet showing Kay's worse side as well.

    2. Katherine Graham was the daughter of Eugene Meyer, who headed the Federal Reserve Board and other important posts, who bought the "Washington Post" in 1933. Supposedly her mother Agnes Meyer saw him running his fingers down the dust in the staircase, and told him , it was time to buy the "Post", as he obviously had nothing better to do. Her mother was friends of the famous but ignored and belittled her children. Her daughter Kay married the brilliant but many flawed Phil Graham who ran the "Post [...]

    3. This is just one of several books that I am reading on this particular era in journalism. I am doing extensive research on the press in DC during 1950s/60s even though the paper press is past it's heyday, we are still getting other media spin. When I study how much really goes on behind the scenes with the politicians and the press, even though I knew it growing up with a PR father, it makes me cringe to say the least. Alsoy has and always will drive every train. Power, Privilige,and the Post is [...]

    4. This biography is an essential read for any woman who is looking for an example to follow, not only of a lady, but of a daughter, wife, mother, and business woman. Katherine Graham did not set out to take over the Post. In fact, her leadership and journalism skills developed over time, and circumstances dictated that she take on the heavy mantle of a then male role in the newsroom. She bore that mantle seemingly without effort, or at least without belying the burden. This biography took me by su [...]

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