Joseph A. Esposito

Joseph A. Esposito is an educator, historian, and writer. He has taught at several universities, and is currently an adjunct associate professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. Esposito served in three presidential administrations, most recently as a deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. He also held various positions over 11 years at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and was a working group chair for the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, which submitted its report to President George W. Bush in 2004. He is working on a book, Dinner in Camelot, about the evening that President and Mrs. Kennedy hosted for Nobel Prize winners and other American intellectuals in April 1962. Among those present were Linus Pauling, J. Robert Oppenheimer, James Baldwin, Pearl Buck, William Styron, Robert Frost, John Dos Passos, Mary Welsh Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, and John Glenn. It is to be published by the University Press of New England. Esposito received his undergraduate degree in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from the Pennsylvania State University, and has master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia. He is a member of Biographers International Organization (BIO).


5 entries by Joseph A. Esposito

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Dozens of commanders-in-chief have penned books.

Book Review

A psychiatrist recounts unusual experiences dealing with mental illness.

Book Review

The odyssey of America’s most famous amateur footage is recounted with skill and sensitivity.

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The author, the president, and Cuba

Book Review

A Secret Service agent discusses the challenges of protecting commanders-in-chief during turbulent times