Portraits in Power
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Reputation by Marjorie Williams
Book DescriptionIn 2005, The Woman at the Washington Zoo was published to major critical acclaim. The late Marjorie Williams possessed a special voice, one capable not just of canny political observations but of tenderness and bracing intimacy, observed the New York Times Book Review. Now, in a collection of profiles with the richness of short fiction, Williams limns the personalities that dominated politics and the media during the final years of the twentieth century. In these pages, Clark Clifford grieves in his laborious baritone a bank scandals blow to his re-pu-taaaaaay-shun. Lee Atwater likens himself to Ulysses and pleads, Tah me to the mast! Patricia Duff sheds precipitous tears over her divorce from Ronald Perelman, resembling afterwards a garden refreshed by spring rain. Reputation illuminates our recent past through expertly drawn portraits of powerful- and messily human-figures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586486792
(236mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Woman at the Washington Zoo, a stunning collection of political portraits from the final dozen years of the twentieth century
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One of Washington's finest writers on people, politics, and life -- collected for the first time.
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Author Biography - Marjorie Williams
Marjorie Williams was born in Princeton, N.J. in 1958 and died in Washington, D.C. in 2005. She was a contributing editor to "Vanity Fair" and a columnist for "The Washington Post." Williams is the author of "The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate," a "New York Times" bestseller and winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Nonfiction Award.
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