The 50th Anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five.

March 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Vonnegut’s most powerful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade, A Duty-Dance With Death.

Published 50 years ago this month, on March 31st 1969, Vonnegut’s science fiction-infused anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five became his first bestseller and made the 47-year old writer a celebrity.

First edition of Vonnegut’s […]

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Friedrich August von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

One of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published first appeared in March of 1944.

First edition of F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom; signed by him

The Road to Serfdom was first published in London by Routledge & Sons in March 1944 in the midst of World War II, and due to […]

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Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.

Sunday, March 10th marks the 50th anniversary of Puzo’s definitive masterwork.

A searing narrative of the Mafia underworld, Mario Puzo’s epic novel The Godfather made its debut on March 10th, 1969. Appearing at a time when America’s interest in organized crime was growing, the book was applauded for its authenticity and swiftly became publisher G.P. […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome experienced journalist and acclaimed author Andrea di Robilant as he discusses his new book: Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse.

In this illuminating work, Andrea recounts the remarkable story of Ernest Hemingway’s love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Mary Lily Flagler’s Washington Birthday Ball with Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Mary Lily Flagler’s Washington Birthday Ball with Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Ed Lamont as he presents: Mary Lily Flagler’s Washington Birthday Ball.

At the turn of the 20th Century, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler emerged as Palm Beach’s first “grande dame.” Her Washington Birthday Ball peaked the Palm Beach social seasons for many years. Also known […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: At Churchill’s Table: Dining and Diplomacy with History’s Greatest Leaders.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: At Churchill’s Table: Dining and Diplomacy with History’s Greatest Leaders.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he presents: At Churchill’s Table: Dining and Diplomacy with History’s Greatest Leaders.

Beyond his stature as a world statesman, Churchill is almost as well known for his love for—and consumption of—food and wine and for his […]

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  • Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literature.

Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literature.

Black History Month was officially recognized by President Gerald Ford as a month of national observance in 1970 during the United States Bicentennial where he urged American citizens to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”.

Many of the most celebrated and influential […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Presents: Kabbalah on Worth with Rabbi Zalman Levitin.

Raptis Rare Books Presents: Kabbalah on Worth with Rabbi Zalman Levitin.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to present Kabbalah on Worth: a four-part lecture series exploring the history and teachings of the sacred text.

Presented in collaboration with the Gary & Terri Schottenstein Palm Beach Torah Institute Presented by the Chabad House and 55 Croisette.

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker Dr. Alvin Felzenberg as he presents: A Look at Transformational Presidents.

Dr. Alvin Felzenberg is a recognized expert on American politics, the American presidency, Congress, and political movements. Dr. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations, was senior adviser to the Departments of State and Defense, and was principal spokesman […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

We are pleased to welcome award-winning copywriter and creative director Margaret Wilesmith for a discussion on her new book Too Good To Eat: Beautiful Food Packaging From Around the World.

Margaret Wilesmith has been published in the PR News Guide to Best Practices in Nonprofit Communication and is a Founding Director of the Palm Beach Book Festival.

Whether you are a […]

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