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Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy - First Thus. - 1961 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 005492)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by John F. Kennedy

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: Harper & Row, 1961. First Thus.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1961, inaugural edition with a new foreword by Alan Nevins. Blue and Black cover over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Tinted blue top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are deckled. Gold inside covers front and back. Illustrated with black and white photographs. No tears, bent pages, previous owners name written on the inside front flyleaf. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with bumps to the head and toe of the spine. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Front inside flyleaf lower right corner has been clipped. Soiling to the front and back panels, Browning to the spine with a tear along the back groove, short tears and crinkles along the back top edge of the panel. Dust jacket now in a clear cover.

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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Details

Bookseller
mclinhavenbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
005492
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
John F. Kennedy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Thus.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1961
Pages
261
Keywords
History, autobiography
Size
8vo - over 7 - 9\" tall

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About mclinhavenbooks

We are a privately owned book selling business and take great pride in a diverse and eclectic inventory of books. We sell to most other countries of the World, [please see countries we sell too] We sell almost exclusively hardcover books, a large part are Signed, in many categories. Mclin Haven has been selling books for over eleven years. Orders are shipped within one business day.

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