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A father, a son and how the Cap Times saved a family

From the The Cap Times:

How could a job offer, any job offer, save a family? Sounds hyperbolic, but it happened. For former Cap Times editor-in-chief Elliott Maraniss, his wife, Mary, and their four children, his start at the Cap Times in 1957 rescued a family that was both beleaguered and nomadic.

The Maraniss saga is recounted in a brilliant new book by Elliott’s son David, a Pulitzer Prize winner and editor at the Washington Post, titled: “A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father.”