PositiveThe Los Angeles TimesIn her memoir, Personal History, a huge and most methodical book, Graham writes in detail about her family and her tragic marriage and, best of all, the many years as the great custodian of the family newspaper, the Washington Post, including the turbulent, historic era when its reporting led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974 ... Because in her exacting way she is inclined to include too much--parties, dinners, letters written and received and repeated self-deprecations that are understandable but not always interesting--Personal History lumbers. Yet her account of 23 years of marriage to a doomed man whose increasing spirals of \'hyperactivity . . . with its accompanying angst and vitriolic diatribes\' are a harrowing record of his suffering and of hers.