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Anna Hastings - The Story of a Washington Newspaperwoman
Anna Hastings - The Story of a Washington Newspaperwoman Author:Allen Drury When Anna Kowalczek arrived on Capitol Hill at the start of World War II, old Senator Seab Cooley of South Carolina predicted, "Mark my words, that little lady is going to own this town someday." — And thirty years later, Anna almost does: as widow of amiable but foredoomed Senator Gordon Hastings of Texas -- as columnist -- as television person... more »ality -- as major political figure -- and above all as founder and publisher of the Washington Inquirer and head of a media empire that stretches from coast to coast.
How Anna clawed her way to the top of the Washington heap from a modest Polish home in Punxsutawney, Pa., is related in this engrossing novel of the Washington scene Allen Drury knows so well and has described so powerfully in his previous political novels. His tale of Anna, her rise and those who either successfully accompanied her or fell by the wayside is, as Seab Cooley also remarked, "some skeerazzle."« less