Book Recommendations by the Legendary Washington Post CEO Don GrahamBooks are slow food. It generally takes two years, two hardworking years, to cook up a book from idea to publication. Some writers can go faster — those who publish a book a year or more are working at top speed — while others write much more slowly, ruminating and reworking and false-starting for a decade or more. By the time we readers get them, books are self-contained objects, narratives that have evolved outside of the relentless news cycle and Twitter chatter. More than any other medium, books give us deep, rich stories that stand apart from the hubbub. Except sometimes, that years-long process winds up being right in the center of the conversation.
The 10 most important books of 2016
A lot. Their book review sections are robust, informed, and insightful. This list is a fantastic mix of non-fiction and fiction, of contemporary politics and historical fiction, of current events and fantastical worlds. So we wanted to bring some selections of that list to you, in the hopes that it may help you choose some books for your end-of-the-year reading…or your beginning-of-the-new-year reading. A grand jury ultimately declined to indict the officer who wrestled Garner to the pavement.
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In , Warren Buffett famously began investing in the stock of the newly public Washington Post. Watergate was on, the stock market was crashing, and the Post, led by Katherine Graham , was a wonderful company selling at a cheap price. Over time, Mrs. While other papers were busy buying up news or television properties one after another, mostly financed with debt, Buffett encouraged Graham to stick to his knitting. Helped along by the shrewd purchase of Kaplan Inc.
It has the largest circulation in the Washington metropolitan area. Its slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" began appearing on its masthead in The newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes. This includes six separate Pulitzers awarded in , second only to The New York Times ' s seven awards in for the highest number ever awarded to a single newspaper in one year. In the early s, in the best-known episode in the newspaper's history, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the American press's investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal. The Post has distinguished itself through its political reporting on the workings of the White House , Congress , and other aspects of the U. In , the newspaper ceased publication of its National Weekly Edition , which combined stories from the week's print editions, due to shrinking circulation.