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The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club : Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation's Capital - C. David Heymann

The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club

Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation's Capital

Paperback Published: 2nd November 2004
ISBN: 9780743428576
Number Of Pages: 418

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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.

Industry Reviews

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 Notep. ix
The Last Partyp. 1
Phil and Kayp. 15
The P and Q Street Axisp. 41
The Turning Pointp. 62
The Ambassador's Wifep. 70
The Senator's Wifep. 93
Dead Men Walkingp. 118
An Inconvenient Womanp. 151
The Big Dop. 169
The Mighty Quinnp. 208
Lorraine and Vangiep. 241
Georgetown Goes Hollywoodp. 269
Queen Pamelap. 290
Who Killed Georgetown?p. 321
Epiloguep. 354
Explanation of Sourcesp. 357
Acknowledgmentsp. 359
Bibliographyp. 365
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780743428576
ISBN-10: 0743428579
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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