Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington

Alsops. Readers with an interest in the three decades from the end of World War II through Watergate and in the policies and politics of the United States will find a lot to enjoy from reading a book by Gregg Herken titled, The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington. Herken takes readers to the neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and presents a cast of characters who lived in that neighborhood and formed or influenced major public policies. While there are lots of characters presented, it seemed to me that two individuals dominated the narrative: journalists Joseph and Stewart Alsop. Political junkies and those interested in Washington, D.C. are the readers most likely to enjoy this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Georgetown Set from

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