Personal history by Katharine Graham

Cover of: Personal history | Katharine Graham

Published by Vintage in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Graham, Katharine, -- 1917-,
  • Washington Post,
  • Newspaper publishing -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century,
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementKatharine Graham.
GenreBiography.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 642 p. :
Number of Pages642
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17593804M
ISBN 100375701044
OCLC/WorldCa38875639

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