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Profiles In Courage by  John F. [With Foreword By Allan Nevins] Kennedy - 1st Edition 5th or later Printing - 1957 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 044787)

Profiles In Courage

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Profiles In Courage

by Kennedy, John F. [With Foreword By Allan Nevins]

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New York: Harper & Row (1956), 1957. 1st Edition 5th or later Printing. Black / Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Dust Jacket. Xix, 266 Pp.Black Cloth Spine Gilt, Over Blue Boards. First Edition, Publisher's Code A-G Indicating A Later Printing Of January 1957, A Few Months After The First Printing. Near Fine Book, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Corners And Along Bottom Edges, Spine Gilt Still Bright, No Names Or Marks. Dj With Light Wear, Price $3.50, No Reviews Or Blurbs On Dj.

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
Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
044787
Title
Profiles In Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F. [With Foreword By Allan Nevins]
Format/binding
Black / Blue Cloth
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good Dust Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 5th or later Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row (1956)
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1957
Bookseller catalogs
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jacket
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gilt
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spine
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edges
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rubbing
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