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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 heritage because the 18th century while it was once a thriving seaport. yet throughout the chilly conflict, following global conflict II and up till the tip of the 20 th century, it used to be domestic to the Capitol's such a lot influential avid gamers in govt, spycraft, journalism, and the humanities. inside of below a sq. mile have been situated the crimson brick Federal period houses of the simplest and the brightest, such a lot of them shut acquaintances and common dinner partners. They got here to be often called the "Georgetown Set", despised by way of Richard Nixon for his or her Ivy League, patrician clannishness, their mystery "old boy" conceitedness, and their unfettered entry to the top degrees of strength within the city.

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

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

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