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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - First Edition - 1956 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938810)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition stated, first printing with publisher's M-E date code. Very Good, with light rubbing at spine ends and corners, small dent to spine cloth, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact and publisher's code of 4622 on rear panel, light rubbing, wear to spine ends, fading to spine and a horizontal crease spanning the entire length of the jacket. First edition.

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
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140938810
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1956

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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jacket
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Cloth
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spine
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First Edition
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