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Thursday, October 11 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
JFK’s VIP Party: Great Minds Only

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In Dinner in Camelot: The Night America’s Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House, Joseph Esposito, a former member of three U.S. presidential administrations, details the infamous White House dinner that took place on April 29, 1962. In attendance were forty-nine Nobel Prize winners and other intellectual elites including Robert Frost, James Baldwin, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and many others. According to Kirkus Reviews, the book creates “a fascinating entry point to the cultural and academic environments of the 1960s. . . . Esposito presents a book that makes us wonder what the world could have been and that allows us to dream, at least for 200 pages.” Sponsored by the Friends of the Richard Byrd Library.

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Joseph A. Esposito

Joseph A. Esposito is a writer, historian and educator. He served in three presidential administrations, including being appointed a deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. He also worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 7:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
Richard Byrd Library