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 whilst it was once a thriving seaport. yet through the chilly conflict, following international conflict II and up until eventually the top 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 positioned the purple brick Federal period houses of the simplest and the brightest, so much of them shut acquaintances and common dinner partners. They got here to be referred to as the "Georgetown Set", despised through 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 incorporated Phillip and Katharine Graham, vendors of the Washington publish; 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 participants 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, contemporary photographs of every residence, and sketches of every inhabitant. Spend a day jogging the brick sidewalks of Georgetown and you can see the place those historical figures resided.

“The hand that combines the Georgetown martini is repeatedly the hand that courses the future of the Western world.” –Henry Kissinger

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