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The Resource Dinner in Camelot : the night America's greatest scientists, writers, and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House, Joseph A. Esposito

Dinner in Camelot : the night America's greatest scientists, writers, and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House, Joseph A. Esposito

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Dinner in Camelot : the night America's greatest scientists, writers, and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House
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Dinner in Camelot
Title remainder
the night America's greatest scientists, writers, and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House
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Joseph A. Esposito
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eng
Summary
In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winners{u2014}along with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writers{u2014}at a famed White House dinner. Among the guests were J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was officially welcomed back to Washington after a stint in the political wilderness; Linus Pauling, who had picketed the White House that very afternoon; William and Rose Styron, who began a fifty-year friendship with the Kennedy family that night; James Baldwin, who would later discuss civil rights with Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mary Welsh Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway{u2019}s widow, who sat next to the president and grilled him on Cuba policy; John Glenn, who had recently orbited the earth aboard Friendship 7; historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who argued with Ava Pauling at dinner; and many others. Actor Frederic March gave a public recitation after the meal, including some unpublished work of Hemingway{u2019}s that later became part of Islands in the Stream. Held at the height of the Cold War, the dinner symbolizes a time when intellectuals were esteemed, divergent viewpoints could be respectfully discussed at the highest level, and the great minds of an age might all dine together in the rarefied glamour of 2the people{u2019}s house.3
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Dinner in Camelot : the night America's greatest scientists, writers, and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House, Joseph A. Esposito
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : heading to dinner -- America in transition -- Camelot at midpoint -- Poetry, prose, and politics -- America's queen and America's hero -- Redemption and promise -- Is that Linus Pauling? -- "The fire next time" -- A galaxy of geniuses -- An after-party -- Lives connected -- Epilogue : nothing like it since
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sky2ocm92010384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9781512600124
Lccn
2017043422
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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Dinner in Camelot : the night America's greatest scientists, writers, and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House, Joseph A. Esposito
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : heading to dinner -- America in transition -- Camelot at midpoint -- Poetry, prose, and politics -- America's queen and America's hero -- Redemption and promise -- Is that Linus Pauling? -- "The fire next time" -- A galaxy of geniuses -- An after-party -- Lives connected -- Epilogue : nothing like it since
Control code
sky2ocm92010384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9781512600124
Lccn
2017043422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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