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By Rick Massimo,Missy Janes

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 used to be a thriving seaport. yet throughout the chilly conflict, following international battle II and up till the top of the twentieth 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, such a lot of them shut neighbors and common 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 strength within the city.

The internal circle integrated Phillip and Katharine Graham, vendors of the Washington submit; 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 court docket Justices have been individuals of this elite membership. Now, for the 1st time, writer Richard Massimo takes us on a jogging travel of the local the place the Georgetown Set lived, together with a map, fresh pictures of every apartment, and sketches of every inhabitant. Spend a day jogging the brick sidewalks of Georgetown and you may see the place those old figures resided.

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

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