Download PDF by Gregg Herken: The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War


By Gregg Herken

ISBN-10: 0385353049

ISBN-13: 9780385353045

A desirable, behind-the-scenes background of postwar Washington—a wealthy and colourful portrait of the close-knit staff of reporters, spies, and executive officers who waged the chilly battle over cocktails and dinner.

In the years after global conflict II, Georgetown’s leafy streets have been domestic to an not going staff of chilly Warriors: a coterie of prosperous, well-educated, and attached civilians who helped steer American method from the Marshall Plan via McCarthyism, Watergate, and the endgame of Vietnam. The Georgetown set integrated Phil and Kay Graham, husband-and-wife publishers of The Washington put up; Joe and Stewart Alsop, odd-couple brothers who have been one of the country’s foremost political pundits; Frank Wisner, a pushed, manic-depressive legal professional accountable for CIA covert operations; and a number of alternative diplomats, spies, and students liable for crafting America’s reaction to the Soviet Union from Truman to Reagan.

This used to be a smaller, cozier Washington—utterly in contrast to today’s capital—where presidents made international coverage in session with newshounds and professors over martinis and hors d’oeuvres, and columnists just like the Alsops promoted these regulations within the subsequent day’s newspapers. jointly, they navigated the perilous years of the chilly warfare, yielding triumphs—and tragedies—with very actual results for present-day the US and the realm.

Gregg Herken captures their successes and screw ups and offers us intimate graphics of those devoted and gifted, if deeply incorrect, participants. all through, he illuminates the drama of these years, bringing this outstanding roster of guys and girls and their global not just out into the open yet vividly to existence.

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