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The Georgetown Set (Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington)

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In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors who helped shape American strategy. This coterie of affluent, well-educated, and connected civilians guided the country, for better and worse, from the Marshall Plan through McCarthyism, Watergate, and Vietnam. The Georgetown set included Phil and Kay Graham, husband-and-wife publishers of The Washington Post; Joe and Stewart Alsop, odd-couple brothers who were among the country’s premier political pundits; Frank Wisner, a driven, manic-depressive lawyer in charge of CIA covert operations; and a host of other diplomats, spies, and scholars. Gregg Herken gives us intimate portraits of these dedicated and talented, if deeply flawed, individuals, who navigated the Cold War years (often over cocktails and dinner) with very real consequences reaching into the present day. Throughout, he illuminates the drama and fascination of that noble, congenial, curious old world,” in Joe Alsop’s words, bringing this remarkable roster of men and women not only out into the open but vividly to life.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Gregg Herken
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    528
    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (November 24, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780307456342
    ISBN-10:
    030745634X
    Weight:
    17.28oz
    Dimensions:
    5.2" x 8" x 1"
    Case Pack:
    24
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    Folder:
    RandomHouse
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    $13.28
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    $17.95
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
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