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Profiles in Courage

by John F. Kennedy

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Harper & Brothers, 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy In Very Good Price Clipped Jacket First Edition (M-E) Excellent Fresh Copy of The President's Classic Book.

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
Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
014444
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
John F. Kennedy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Date published
1956
Keywords
John F. Kennedy
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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25 Year Book Dealer.Modern First Editions.Signed Copies, Pulitzer Prize Winners,Booker Winners,First Books and Classics.

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