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The Resource Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris

Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris

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Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism
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Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism
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John Norris
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eng
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"A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory. She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting on the Army-McCarthy hearings to her Pulitzer-winning coverage of Watergate and controversial observations of President Bush after September 11, McGrory humanized the players on the great national stage while establishing herself as a uniquely influential voice. Behind the scenes she flirted, drank, cajoled, and jousted with the most important figures in American life, breaking all the rules in the journalism textbook. Her writing was admired and feared by such notables as Lyndon Johnson (who also tried to seduce her) and her friend Bobby Kennedy who observed, "Mary is so gentle - until she gets behind a typewriter." Her soirees, filled with Supreme Court justices, senators, interns, and copy boys alike, were legendary. As the red-hot center of the Beltway in a time when the newsrooms were dominated by men, McGrory makes for a powerfully engrossing subject. Laced with juicy gossip and McGrory's own acerbic wit, John Norris's colorful biography reads like an insider's view of latter-day American history and one of its most enduring characters."--provided by publisher
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Title
Mary McGrory
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Summary
Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory. She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting on the Army–McCarthy hearings to her Pulitzer-winning coverage of Watergate and controversial observations of President Bush after September 11, McGrory humanized the players on the great national stage while establishing herself as a uniquely influential voice
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individual biography
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10448568
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YDXCP
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  • 070.92
  • B
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.M4839
LC item number
N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the first queen of journalism
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the first queen of journalism
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John Norris
Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris
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Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327) and index
Contents
A Boston girl out of the blue -- Arrived -- He would have liked it -- Picking up the pieces -- Splendid, doomed lives -- Nixon -- Enemy -- The death of a star -- Life at the Post -- Gentleman George -- The Grande Dame -- The last hurrah
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ocn900623813
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
342 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429715
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illustrations

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