Martha Mitchell's View From The Top

IN Pine Bluff, Ark., she was an average Middle American high school girl. In wartime Washington, or postwar Forest Hills, or more recently in establishmentarian, suburban Rye, N.Y., she was little more than part of the background—not spectacular, not social, not smart—and only dimly remembered by her neighbors. Then, about a year ago, as the wife of the U.S. Attorney General, she told a TV reporter that the November peace demonstration in Washington reminded her husband of a Russian revolution. That indiscretion made her a nine-day wonder....

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