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PROFILES IN COURAGE Easton Press by  John F Kennedy - First Edition; First Printing - from Rare Book Cellar (SKU: 81467)

PROFILES IN COURAGE Easton Press

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PROFILES IN COURAGE Easton Press

by Kennedy, John F

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Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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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
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Bookseller Inventory #
81467
Title
PROFILES IN COURAGE Easton Press
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Connecticut
Keywords
Easton Press, FINE Binding, Leather Bound

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