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A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set by Rick Massimo,Missy Janes PDF

By Rick Massimo,Missy Janes

ISBN-10: 1442251069

ISBN-13: 9781442251069

ISBN-10: 1442251077

ISBN-13: 9781442251076

The tony, leafy local of Georgetown alongside the Potomac river in Washington, D.C. has been influential in American background because the 18th century whilst it was once a thriving seaport. yet in the course of the chilly struggle, following global conflict II and up until eventually the top of the 20 th century, it was once domestic to the Capitol's so much influential avid gamers in govt, spycraft, journalism, and the humanities. inside of lower than a sq. mile have been positioned the pink brick Federal period houses of the simplest and the brightest, so much of them shut buddies and widespread dinner partners. They got here to be referred to as the "Georgetown Set", despised via Richard Nixon for his or her Ivy League, patrician clannishness, their mystery "old boy" vanity, and their unfettered entry to the top degrees of energy within the city.

The internal circle incorporated Phillip and Katharine Graham, proprietors of the Washington publish; the columnists Joe and Stewart Alsop; The Bundy brothers; powerbroker and railroad scion Averrill Harriman; Secretary of kingdom John Foster Dulles; Jack and Jackie Kennedy; and plenty of extra spooks, G males, Senators, and ultimate courtroom Justices have been contributors of this elite membership. Now, for the 1st time, writer Richard Massimo takes us on a jogging journey of the local the place the Georgetown Set lived, together with a map, contemporary images of every residence, and sketches of every inhabitant. Spend a day strolling the brick sidewalks of Georgetown and you may see the place those old figures resided.

“The hand that combines the Georgetown martini is many times the hand that publications the future of the Western world.” –Henry Kissinger

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