The Best and the Brightest Setting & Symbolism

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Georgetown

Georgetown is a section of Washington, D.C. where the Kennedy townhouse was located. It is the site of the opening of the book.

Boston

The Boston area is where many of the administration people were from.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is the site of much of the story of the book. It is where the White House and government are located.

Potsdam

Potsdam is where the post-World War II division of nations was decided. Most of the emphasis was on Europe, with Indochina being divided between Japan and China. This set the scene for the later problems in the area.

Vienna

Vienna, Austria was the site of the summit between John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev.

Cuba

Cuba is a Caribbean island that was the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Laos

Laos is a country in Indochina bordering...

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