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The Woman at the Washington Zoo - Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R263
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The Woman at the Washington Zoo - Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate (Paperback, New Ed): Marjorie Williams, Timothy Noah

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The Woman at the Washington Zoo - Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate (Paperback, New Ed)

Marjorie Williams, Timothy Noah

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Marjorie Williams knew Washington from top to bottom. Beloved for her sharp analysis, elegant prose and exceptional ability to intuit character, Williams wrote political profiles for the Washington Post and Vanity Fair that came to be considered the final word on the capital's most powerful figures. Her accounts of playing ping-pong with Richard Darman, of Barbara Bush's stepmother quaking with fear at the mere thought of angering the First Lady, and of Bill Clinton angrily telling Al Gore why he failed to win the presidency , to name just three treasures collected here , open a window on a seldom-glimpsed human reality behind Washington's determinedly blank facade. Williams also penned a weekly column for the Post's op-ed page and epistolary book reviews for the online magazine Slate. Her essays for these and other publications tackled subjects ranging from politics to parenthood. During the last years of her life, she wrote about her own mortality as she battled liver cancer, using this harrowing experience to illuminate larger points about the nature of power and the randomness of life. Marjorie Williams was a woman in a man's town, an outsider reporting on the political elite. She was, like the narrator in Randall Jarrell's classic poem, "The Woman at the Washington Zoo," an observer of a strange and exotic culture. This splendid collection , at once insightful, funny and sad , digs into the psyche of the nation's capital, revealing not only the hidden selves of the people that run it, but the messy lives that the rest of us lead.

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Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2006
First published: October 2006
Authors: Marjorie Williams • Timothy Noah
Dimensions: 139 x 215 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 384
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-58648-457-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
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LSN: 1-58648-457-5
Barcode: 9781586484576

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