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

By Rick Massimo,Missy Janes

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 used to be a thriving seaport. yet in the course of the chilly warfare, following global struggle II and up till the tip of the twentieth century, it was once domestic to the Capitol's so much influential avid gamers in executive, spycraft, journalism, and the humanities. inside of under a sq. mile have been situated the purple brick Federal period houses of the easiest and the brightest, such a lot of them shut acquaintances and widespread dinner partners. They got here to be often called the "Georgetown Set", despised via 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, proprietors of the Washington put up; 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 plenty of extra spooks, G males, Senators, and ultimate courtroom Justices have been individuals of this elite membership. Now, for the 1st time, writer Richard Massimo takes us on a strolling travel of the local the place the Georgetown Set lived, together with a map, contemporary photographs of every apartment, and sketches of every inhabitant. Spend a day jogging the brick sidewalks of Georgetown and you may see the place those historical 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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