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With Washington, the illustrious longtime editorial page editor of The Washington Post wrote an instant classic, a sociology of Washington, D.C., that is as wise as it is wry. Greenfield, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, wrote the book secretly in the final two years of her life. She told her literary executor, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, ofWith Washington, the illustrious longtime editorial page editor of The Washington Post wrote an instant classic, a sociology of Washington, D.C., that is as wise as it is wry. Greenfield, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, wrote the book secretly in the final two years of her life. She told her literary executor, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, of her work and he has written an afterword telling the story of how the book came into being. Greenfield's close friend and employer, the late Katharine Graham, contributed a moving and personal foreword. Greenfield came to Washington in 1961, at the beginning of the Kennedy administration and joined The Washington Post in 1968. Her editorials at the Post and her columns in Newsweek, were universally admired in Washington for their insight and style. In this, her first book, Greenfield provides a portrait of the U.S. capital at the end of the American century. It is an eccentric, tribal, provincial place where the primary currency is power. For all the scandal and politics of Washington, its real culture is surprisingly little known. Meg Greenfield explains the place with an insider's knowledge and an observer's cool perspective....

Title : Washington
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ISBN : 9781586481186
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Washington Reviews

  • Margie
    2018-12-07 13:26

    I found it a bit dull and repetitive.

  • Brian Wilcox
    2018-12-05 18:31

    An interesting but somewhat dated look at Washington politics and political journalism. It's an interesting look back by a thoughtful observer of both politics and journalism, but both worlds are changing so fast that the book feels like history. To her credit, Greenfield foresees many of the current trends in both federal politics and journalism.

  • Olivier Lepetit
    2018-11-26 14:39

    Quite a challenging read for someone who is not up close and personal with American politics. The tone is accurate with regards to politics and some statements could fit right in With European politicians. Fortunately the anecdotes are numerous enough to want to keep on reading. If you study politics, this may be worthwhile to read, otherwise, pass it.

  • JoEllen
    2018-11-21 14:14

    Finished reading this while visiting D.C. on vacation, during a government shutdown. Perfect timing! Insightful and witty, she pulls no punches and is respectful at the same time. Comparing politics in the Capitol to positioning in high school? Spot on and hilarious.

  • Sally
    2018-12-01 17:37

    Great voice and great history going back five presidents. Amazing how she talked about the culture of Washington being poisoned by the lack of civility and the immediacy of information long before FB and Twitter. She's willing to criticize her own complacency in the old system, as well.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-15 11:27

    I'm so happy I came across this book in a thrift store. If you liked her editorials this book is more of the same, just put into the framework of her professional life rather than responding to the events of the week.

  • Milt
    2018-12-13 14:36

    dbg

  • Matt Evans
    2018-11-25 12:26

    Washington = high school. This is more profound an equation than first glance might indicate. Ms. Greenfield wrote for Newsweek and Washington Post. I love Newsweek.

  • Jossalyn
    2018-11-15 17:15

    for westridge alum book club 3/03;

  • Brendan
    2018-11-22 14:30

    A brisk and merciless vivisection of the titular city's political class. The author endears by not sparing herself.

  • Matthew
    2018-11-29 10:29

    great look at DC. too bad she never finished it.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-02 18:20

    May 2003 Book Club Selection

  • Ginger Heskett
    2018-12-06 15:22

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/14337719

  • Kate
    2018-12-03 13:18

    An excellent inside Washington book.

  • Timothy R.
    2018-12-05 14:34

    Good anecdotes, just too many of them.