Washington Merry-Go-Round,which he began with Robert S. Allen in 1932 and later wrote with Jack Anderson. The column sometimes featured sensational exposés of government figures. He became one of the nation's most-read columnists largely due to his personal knowledge of government figures and his direct involvement in the political life of the nation. Pearson's books include The Case against Congress (1968) and a novel, The Senator (1968).
See his diaries, 1949–59, ed. by T. Abell (1974), and 1960–69, ed. by P. Hannaford (2015); biography by O. Pilat (1973).
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