Portraits in Power

eBook - 2008
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In a collection of profiles with the richness of short fiction, late journalist Marjorie 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 scandal's 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786726554
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 285 pages)
Additional Contributors: Noah, Timothy


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