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The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington

The Georgetown Set:  Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington

by Gregg Herken,
The Portland Oregonian, November 10, 2014

Shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April of 1968, Lyndon Johnson was told that a mob was headed to Georgetown, with the intention of burning it down. The president reportedly smiled and said, "(Bad word), I've waited thirty-five years for this day."

 

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