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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 historical past because the 18th century whilst it used to be a thriving seaport. yet in the course of the chilly struggle, following global conflict II and up until eventually 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 lower than a sq. mile have been situated the crimson brick Federal period houses of the simplest and the brightest, such a lot of them shut neighbors and widespread dinner partners. They got here to be referred to as the "Georgetown Set", despised by means of Richard Nixon for his or her Ivy League, patrician clannishness, their mystery "old boy" vanity, 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 kingdom 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 journey of the local the place the Georgetown Set lived, together with a map, contemporary images of every condo, and sketches of every inhabitant. Spend a day jogging 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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