The Administration: Clash by Knight

For most of her life, Frances Knight has been a Women's Liberation movement unto herself. By 1955, she had battled her way up through the undergrowths of Washington's civil service to the directorship of the State Department's Passport Office. She rules that fiefdom with a combination of efficiency and truculent passion rare in any bureaucracy.

One of her most distinctive qualities is her relish for a good fight. A conservative with such influential friends as J. Edgar Hoover and Arkansas' Senator John McClellan, Frances Knight has left in her wake a trail...