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

By Rick Massimo,Missy Janes

The tony, leafy local of Georgetown alongside the Potomac river in Washington, D.C. has been influential in American historical past because the 18th century while it was once a thriving seaport. yet throughout the chilly conflict, following global warfare II and up until eventually the tip of the 20 th century, it was once domestic to the Capitol's so much influential gamers in govt, spycraft, journalism, and the humanities. inside lower than a sq. mile have been situated the crimson brick Federal period houses of the simplest and the brightest, so much of them shut neighbors and widespread dinner partners. They got here to be often called 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 energy within the city.

The internal circle integrated 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 nation John Foster Dulles; Jack and Jackie Kennedy; and lots 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 strolling journey of the local the place the Georgetown Set lived, together with a map, fresh images of every residence, and sketches of every inhabitant. Spend a day strolling the brick sidewalks of Georgetown and you can see the place those ancient 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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