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																PROFILES IN COURAGE by John F. Kennedy
	 - Hardcover
			 - Early printing
			 - 1957
		 - from Andre Strong Bookseller (SKU: 45542)

PROFILES IN COURAGE

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PROFILES IN COURAGE

by John F. Kennedy

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/good +. 6 x 9 in. Blue and black cloth boards. Early printing with A-G on copyright pg. (January, 1957) and 5922A on front DJ flap, 5923A on rear flap and no. 4622 on rear jacket, price of $3.50 on front flap. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; Binding tight and text unmarked, exterior excellent. Dust jacket is Good+; very light wear at edges, small losses at top of spine, one inch tear at top of front cover fore edge, internal repair with archival cloth tape . Bio. Stax.

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
Andre Strong Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
45542
Title
PROFILES IN COURAGE
Author
John F. Kennedy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
good +
Quantity available
1
Edition
Early printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper and Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1957
Bookseller catalogs
Biography;

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I buy collections of books from estates in Downeast Maine and in France. We now have 2 used book stores open year round located at 33 water st Blue Hill Me. Red Gap Books (used books) & Andre Strong Bookseller (Antiquarian)

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