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The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington, by Gregg Herken

Label
The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington
Title
The Georgetown set
Title remainder
friends and rivals in Cold War Washington
Statement of responsibility
by Gregg Herken
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 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 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 Reagan. This 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 those 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 America and the world.--From publisher description
Summary
In 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. Gregg 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 into the open but vividly to life
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10376632
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herken, Gregg
Dewey number
975.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F202.G3
LC item number
H47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Political culture
  • Cold War
  • Upper class
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Cold War
  • Manners and customs
  • Political culture
  • Upper class
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
friends and rivals in Cold War Washington
Label
The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington, by Gregg Herken
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?" -- Dégringolade -- "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
Control code
ocn869458470
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9780307271181
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013047033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)869458470
Label
The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington, by Gregg Herken
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?" -- Dégringolade -- "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
Control code
ocn869458470
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9780307271181
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013047033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)869458470

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