Front row at the White House: my life and times

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""I'm still here, still arriving at the White House in the wee hours of the morning, reading the papers and checking the wire, still waiting for the morning briefing, still sitting down to write the first story of the day and still waiting to ask the tough questions.""

From the woman who has reported on every president from Kennedy to Clinton for United Press International: a unique glimpse into the White House -- and a telling record of the ever-changing relationship between the presidency and the press.

From her earliest years, Helen Thomas wanted to be a reporter. Raised in Depression-era Detroit, she worked her way to Washington after college and, unlike other women reporters who gave up their jobs to returning veterans, parlayed her copy-aide job at the "Washington Daily News" into a twelve-year stint as a radio news writer for UPI, covering such beats as the Department of Justice and other federal agencies.

Assigned to the White House press corps in 1961, Thomas was the first woman to close a press conference with "Thank you, Mr. President," and has covered every administration since Kennedy's. Along the way, she wa

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Grouping Title front row at the white house my life and times
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subject_facet Autobiography, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Thomas, Helen, -- 1920-2013, United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989, United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-, Women journalists -- United States -- Biography
title_display Front row at the White House : my life and times
title_full Front row at the White House : my life and times / Helen Thomas
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title_sub my life and times
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