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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing - 1956 - from James Graham, Bookseller (SKU: 003972)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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New York: Harper, 1956. A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good or Better/Near Fine. Very good or better in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Stated first edition and with "M - E" denoting a first printing. Bottom edges of boards worn, bottom front corner bumped, light soiling to boards.Owner name and date on rear end paper, which also has offsetting from an article that was probably taped to the rear paste down (see photo). Jacket with light wear and soiling, fine spine just slightly faded.

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
James Graham, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
003972
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good or Better
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1956
Bookseller catalogs
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