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Amanda Smith in Roll Call

If HOH were around 70 years ago, we would have been writing about Cissy Patterson. At least, that’s what we’ve gathered from the latest book by Amanda Smith. Smith — daughter of former Ireland Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and niece of President John F. Kennedy — wrote “Newspaper Titan” about Patterson, publisher of the Washington Times-Herald.

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Roll Call

Amanda Smith in The Washington Post

Amanda Smith on the life of Washington grande dame Cissy Patterson: It’s easy to forget that Washington’s grand old edifices didn’t all start life as embassies or museums — but as houses, where real people really lived. (Well, the 1 percent, anyway.) Take 15 Dupont Circle, the white marble palace built by newspaper heiress Nellie Medill Patterson in 1901. Now it’s the private Washington Club and a popular event space; did it ever feel like a home? Amanda Smith gazed up at its crystal chandeliers.

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Amanda Smith in The Washington Post

Amanda Smith on WWD

WASHINGTON — “I don’t think it’s my place to say Cissy was a contemptible, scandal-mongering bitch,” said Amanda Smith of Cissy Patterson, the no-holds-barred newspaper mogul who once ruled the nation’s capital from the power base of her newspaper, the Washington Times-Herald. “I just tried to make the story as accurate as possible.”
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Amanda Smith in WWD

Amanda Smith on C-SPAN Book Cellar

In her book Amanda Smith recounts the life of Cissy Patterson, the 20th century’s first female publisher and editor in chief of a metropolitan daily newspaper.

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Amanda Smith interviewed on CSPAN

Amanda Smith on WGN-CHIGAGO

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Amanda Smith interviewed on WGN

Video: Newspaper Titan The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson

Video: Cissy Patterson “Woman Bosses Capital Paper”

Amanda Smith speaks at The Book Cellar Chicago

Photographs of Amanda Smith speaking about Newspaper Titan at the Book Cellar

Amanda Smith’s Washington DC book party

Photographs of Amanda Smith’s Washington DC book party October 27, 2011, 15 Dupont Circle (Patterson House, Washington Club)

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