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PROFILES IN COURAGE.

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PROFILES IN COURAGE.

by Kennedy, John F

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  • Hardcover
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Hamish Hamilton:, 1956. Pblished by Hamish Hamilton/Harper & Brothers: 1956, 266 pages. Dust jacket design by Patricia Davey."Senator Kennedy has used wonderful skill in transforming the facts of history into dramatic personal stories. There are suspense, colour and inspiration here, but first of all there is extraordinary understanding of that intangible thing called courage." VERY GOOD HARDCOVER, GOOD DUST JACKET. Dust jacket protected with a clear plastic acid-free jacket. This rare edition is the U.S. edition then published in UK by Hamish Hamilton. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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
PASCALE'S BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
030052
Title
PROFILES IN COURAGE.
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton:
Date published
1956
Keywords
presidential Signatures, Signed Books, John F. Kennedy, American Presidents, American History
Bookseller catalogs
AMERICAN HISTORY;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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