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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - Signed First Edition - 1946 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-17690887719)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

Harper & Brothers, New York, 1946 First Edition, later printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by John F. Kennedy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $3.50 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall a lovely copy SIGNED by the author.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-17690887719
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers, New York
Date published
1946

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