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

Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris

Label
Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism
Title
Mary McGrory
Title remainder
the first queen of journalism
Statement of responsibility
John Norris
Title variation
  • First queen of journalism
  • 1st queen of journalism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."-
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MvI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norris, John
Dewey number
070.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Biography
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McGrory, Mary
  • Women journalists
  • Journalism
  • United States
Label
Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Control code
sky274226406
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429715
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
bl2015036805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
mv 10/15
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Mary McGrory : the first queen of journalism, John Norris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Control code
sky274226406
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525429715
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
bl2015036805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
mv 10/15
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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