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Author Herken, Gregg, 1947-

Title The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington / by Gregg Herken.

Published New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.3041 HERK    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description 494 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes "This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-472) and index.
Contents The WASP ascendancy -- "A political village" -- "Some higher realm of intellect and power" -- "Is war inevitable?" -- "Would he go into the woods?" -- "To fight fire with fire" -- "Some brave new approach" -- "A land of conspiracy, run by conspirators" -- "Why has Washington gone crazy?" -- "A rather serious border incident" -- "Venomous, exciting and pretty frightening" -- Bold Easterners -- "Stray and gusty winds" -- "The wild pigs of Capitol Hill" -- "An act of very great folly" -- "A chap of great promise" -- "The prophet of the missile gap" -- "A breathless time, full of promise and energy" -- "We will all fry" -- "How great is one's duty to truth?" -- D├ęgringolade -- "The other side of the coin" -- "I'm afraid Joe is a cruel man" -- "It was the war that did him in" -- "Nobody plays by the rules anymore" -- "There is a feeling of doors closing" -- Epilogue: "We're all so old or dead": the end of the Georgetown set.
Subject Political culture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
Upper class -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) -- Biography.
Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780307271181 (hardcover)