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Profiles in Courage (Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans)

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Profiles in Courage (Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans)

by Kennedy, John F

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  • hardcover
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Nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket
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New York: Harper & Brothers. Nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. 1956. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 266 pp., Foreword by Allan Nevins., Stated first edition on copyright page with code M-E. Dust jacket prices at $3.50. The top edge of the dust jacket spine is stuck to the cloth, causing there to be two short closed tears to the jacket at that junction, one vertical along the fold and one horizontal across the spine; they do not detract much from the overall appearance of an otherwise very nice copy. .

Synopsis

Profiles in Courage was written by John F. Kennedy when the iconic U.S. President was still a senator. The Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of short biographies tells of eight United States Senators who shown great courage under enormous pressure from their parties and their constituents. Among Kennedy’s featured senators were: John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, Sam Houston, Edmund G. Ross, Lucius Lamar, George Norris, and Robert A. Taft. While these Senators suffered severe criticism and losses in popularity because of their actions, their stories are used to illustrate the principles and virtues that Kennedy believed were required of Americans in a century of progress.   Profiles in Courage hit the bestsellers list three times: when JFK was an up-and-coming Senator in the late 1950s; after he was elected President in 1960-61; and following his assassination in 1963-64. The book led to the creation of the “Profiles in Courage” award,  an annual award made to recognize displays of moral and political courage similar to those that Kennedy profiled.

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Bookseller
Abacus Bookshop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOOKS084521I
Title
Profiles in Courage (Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans)
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1956
Bookseller catalogs
AMERICAN HISTORY;

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