Kermit Roosevelt’s Allegiance Featured at PEN/Faulkner Founding Friends Luncheon

Hosts Bart and Leslie Gordon, author Kermit Roosevelt, Co-chair Willee Lewis. | Mary Bird
Kermit Roosevelt, great-great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, headlined a recent PEN/Faulkner Founding Friends Luncheon hosted by The Honorable Bart Gordon and his wife Leslie to present his novel Allegiance. The DC native, a lawyer and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has written a sophisticated legal thriller that plumbs the debate within the U.S. government surrounding imprisonment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II. He spoke of the “need to develop empathy” in the aftermath of attacks and times of fear.
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