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Dinner In Camelot

Author : Joseph A. Esposito
ISBN : 9781512602555
Genre : History
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In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winnersÑalong with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writersÑat 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 HemingwayÕs 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 Actor Frederic March gave a public recitation after the meal, including some unpublished work of HemingwayÕs that later became part of Islands in the Stream.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 Òthe peopleÕs house.Ó
Category: History

Camelot At Dawn

Author : Orlando Suero
ISBN : 0801868564
Genre : Art
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A revealing photo essay portrays the Kennedys at home in 1954--Jack, the junior senator from Massachusetts, and Jacqueline, his glamorous wife, living in a three-story townhouse in Georgetown during the first year of their marriage.
Category: Art

Havanas In Camelot

Author : William Styron
ISBN : 9780812978759
Genre : Literary Collections
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An anthology of essays by the award-winning late author furnishes a intimate glimpse inside the private world of the novelist in a collection that includes the author's experiences with fellow writers, his relationship with world leaders, and his personal take on great literature, censorship, and more. Reprint.
Category: Literary Collections

Mona Lisa In Camelot

Author : Margaret Leslie Davis
ISBN : 9781458778666
Genre : Art
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In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy tirelessly campaigned to debut Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in New York. And as only Jacqueline Kennedy could do, she infused America's first museum blockbuster show with a unique sense of pageantry, igniting a national love affair with the arts.
Category: Art

The Dark Side Of Camelot

Author : Seymour M. Hersh
ISBN : 0316360678
Genre : History
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This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication - becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year's most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation's leaders.
Category: History

The Dogs Of Camelot

Author : Margaret Reed
ISBN : 9781493031627
Genre : History
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Before that tragic day on November 22, 1963, the Kennedy years were filled with hope and promise. As the White House gardener put it, they were also filled with children and dogs. The Dogs of Camelotilluminates the inside story of the Kennedys’ lifelong love of dogs and the unparalleled canine corps they brought to the White House. The American public only saw glimpses of the many Kennedy pets because of the zealous way Jackie Kennedy guarded her family’s privacy. Through cooperation with the Kennedy Library, the authors have access to rare and previously unpublished photos and stories that present a fascinating angle about the Kennedys that is deeply revealing about their character and compassion.
Category: History

The Camelot Shadow

Author : Sean Gibson
ISBN : 9781483541938
Genre : Fiction
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“A chance to save her. Improbably, impossibly, inconceivably.” Lord Alfred Fitzwilliam spends each day in much the same way: caring for his terminally ill wife and trying to lose himself in the dusty tomes that fill his library. Everything changes when he receives a visit from a man representing a clandestine organization operating with the backing of Queen Victoria herself. The group seeks his aid in finding an Arthurian artifact that, legend holds, can cure its bearer of any wound or disease. Skeptical but desperate to help his wife, Alfred is convinced that the fabled item might actually exist after witnessing a seemingly impossible display of power by the organization's leader, James Nigel. He decides to purse the treasure, accompanied by an eccentric scholar, a deadly druid, and his best friend, a sardonic bookseller who is far more than he seems. As he follows an arcane trail of clues from the gas-lit streets of London to the wilds of Scotland and deep into ancient catacombs in Italy, Alfred becomes enmeshed in a web of hidden agendas, secret societies, and ancient enchantments. Along the way, he learns a dark secret about Nigel’s past—and the true power of the artifact he seeks. Steeped in a compelling mythology and filled with unexpected twists, The Camelot Shadow will leave readers stunned, breathless, and wrestling with an impossible question: what do you do with an object that has the power to both save the world and destroy it?
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In The Kennedy Style

Author : Letitia Baldridge
ISBN : 189733043X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Six unforgettable events from John F. Kennedy’s administration are relived in this part history, part entertainment guide. The Kennedys often brought together the brightest in politics, art, literature, and theater, and this rendition depicts those sparkling evenings. From their luncheon with Princess Grace and a candlelit meal at Mount Vernon to an evening with Nobel laureates and a dinner with Andre Malraux, these historical and magical moments are beautifully rendered—with behind-the-scenes recollections, guest lists, rare photographs and memorabilia, and original menus—in this gracious memorial.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When We Were The Kennedys

Author : Monica Wood
ISBN : 9780547630144
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An account of the 1963 death of the author's father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father's wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Capturing Camelot

Author : Kitty Kelley
ISBN : 9781250018830
Genre : Photography
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A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK's best pictures during this time. When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him to cover the president and his family. Tretick is best known today for the photographs he took of President Kennedy relaxing with his children. His photographs helped define the American family of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity. Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley—Tretick's close friend—about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes some of the most memorable images of America's Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.
Category: Photography