• The story of Katharine's parents is told.
• Agnes, Katharine's mother, tries to be an individual in her life.
• Eugene, Katharine's father, tries his hand at business.
• Katharine's parents go off to Washington, leaving the children alone for 4 years.
• The children are moved to Washington eventually.
• Each of the children has a different reaction to the lives of their parents.
• Kay's life is filled with lessons she enjoys or excels at.
• Kay is the president of her University of Chicago class and a member of the school paper.
• Three taboos exist in the Meyer household - wealth, religion, and sex.
• Father buys the Washington Post to help rescue it from debt and receivership.
• The new paper does well, but continues to lose money even though it is taken seriously by many.
• Kay goes to Vassar in 1934.
• Kay's political work begins to take shape.
• Kay begins...
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