The Georgetown Set



[Reading] ➰ The Georgetown Set ➸ Gregg Herken – E17streets4all.co.uk A fascinating, behind the scenes history of postwar Washington a rich and colorful portrait of the close knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktail A fascinating, behind the scenes history of postwar Washington a rich and colorful portrait of the close knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinnerIn the years after World War II, Georgetown s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors a coterie of affluent, well educated, and connected civilians who helped steer American strategy from the Marshall Plan through McCarthyism, Watergate, and the endgame of Vietnam The Georgetown Set included Phil and Kay Graham, husband and wife publishers of The Washington The Georgetown Kindle - 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 responsible for crafting America s response to the Soviet Union from Truman to ReaganThis was a smaller, cozier Washington utterly unlike today s capital where presidents made foreign policy in consultation with reporters and professors over martinis and hors d oeuvres, and columnists like the Alsops promoted these policies in the next day s newspapers Together, they navigated the perilous years of the Cold War, yielding triumphs and tragedies with very real consequences for present day American and the worldGregg Herken captures their successes and failures and gives us intimate portraits of these dedicated and talented, if deeply flawed, individuals Throughout, he illuminates the drama of those years, bringing this remarkable roster of men and women and their world not only out in the open but vividly to life.The Georgetown Set

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader 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 responsible for crafting America s response to the Soviet Union from Truman to ReaganThis was a smaller, cozier Washington utterly unlike today s capital where presidents made foreign policy in consultation with reporters and professors over martinis and hors d oeuvres, and columnists like the Alsops promoted these policies in the next day s newspapers Together, they navigated the perilous years of the Cold War, yielding triumphs and tragedies with very real consequences for present day American and the worldGregg Herken captures their successes and failures and gives us intimate portraits of these dedicated and talented, if deeply flawed, individuals Throughout, he illuminates the drama of those years, bringing this remarkable roster of men and women and their world not only out in the open but vividly to life."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages
  • The Georgetown Set
  • Gregg Herken
  • English
  • 16 June 2019
  • 0307271188

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