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Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy - Hardcover - New York, Harper & Row, Memorial Edition 1964. - (1964) - from YJS BOXES OF BOOKS (SKU: biblio 692)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by John F. Kennedy

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Profiles in Courage is a 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators throughout the Senate's history. The book profiles senators who defied the opinions of their party and constituents to do what they felt was right and suffered severe criticism and losses in popularity because of their actions. It begins with a quote from Edmund Burke on the courage of the English Statesman, Charles James Fox, in his 1783 attack upon the tyranny of the East India Company in the House of Commons.

New York, Harper & Row, Memorial Edition 1964. Book is FIne, tight , clean, text clean an vibrant. Owner's ex-Libris on front pacedown. DJ is Very Good, veryclean and bright,sligh yellowing a top of flat, front flap clipped. slight shelf wear bottom right corner and bottom spine. It is abeautiful very clancopy.

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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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Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
John F. Kennedy
Book condition
Used - Book is Very Good and comes with a laminated picture believed to be distributed in conjunction with the Funeral of President Ke
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
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Edition
New York, Harper & Row, Memorial Edition 1964.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York, Harper & Row
Date published
(1964)
Bookseller catalogs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State; HISTORY / United States / General; Christmas Catalog;

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