In this definitive portrait of the political and social life of Georgetown, bestselling biographer C. David Heymann chronicles the dinner parties, correspondence, overlappings, and underpinnings of some of the most influential women in Washington's history.
"The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club" -- a term coined by Ronald Reagan -- comprises a list of formidable and fascinating women, among them Katharine Graham, Lorraine Cooper, Evangeline Bruce, Pamela Harriman, and Sally Quinn. Their husbands, government officials and newsmakers among them, relied on the ladies for their sharp wit and sensitivity, refined bearings, and congeniality. In a city characteristically and traditionally controlled by men, the Georgetown wives were, in turn, afforded an abundance of behind-the-scenes political clout.
Filled with intriguing and often startling insights into Washington life, from the latter days of the Kennedy and Truman administrations to the Clinton era and the advent of President George W. Bush, "The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club" is a compelling testament to the sex, lies, and red tape of American politics.
Liz Smith New York Post One juicy story after another. Mr. Heymann doesn't hold back. I couldn't put this book down....Don't miss it! The Washington Post Think Entertainment Tonight does Georgetown. The Toronto Sun An informative and entertaining book -- like the women it profiles.
|Author's Note||p. ix|
|The Last Party||p. 1|
|Phil and Kay||p. 15|
|The P and Q Street Axis||p. 41|
|The Turning Point||p. 62|
|The Ambassador's Wife||p. 70|
|The Senator's Wife||p. 93|
|Dead Men Walking||p. 118|
|An Inconvenient Woman||p. 151|
|The Big Do||p. 169|
|The Mighty Quinn||p. 208|
|Lorraine and Vangie||p. 241|
|Georgetown Goes Hollywood||p. 269|
|Queen Pamela||p. 290|
|Who Killed Georgetown?||p. 321|
|Explanation of Sources||p. 357|
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Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 2nd November 2004
Publisher: Downtown Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.54