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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - Signed First Edition - 1956 - from Bren-Books.com (SKU: 007445)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harper & Row, 1956. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 1956 Harper & Row TRUE STATED FIRST Edition with M-E and First Edition statement on the copyright page. A VG/VG copy. The HB is clean and tight with one small crease on the top front edge and just a bit of browning to the end pages. The gilt is bright. The unclipped DJ has some dirt and some darkening along the spine. INCLUDED is a campaign flyer **SIGNED & DATED by JFK** It is a Campaign trifold mailer for the 1960 campaign in red, white and blue which on the front states, "A pledge to the working man...Leadership for the 60s Kennedy for President. It comes with a 100% COA --A most unique set! **BONUS** Also receive the 1960 Harper First Edition of The Strategy of Peace in VG/VG- condition..

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vNew York, NY, U.S.A.: Harper & Row, 1956. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 1956 Harper & Row TRUE STATED FIRST Edition with M-E and First Edition statement on the copyright page. A VG/VG copy. The HB is clean and tight with one small crease on the top front edge and just a bit of browning to the end pages. The gilt is bright. The unclipped DJ has some dirt and some darkening along the spine. INCLUDED is a campaign flyer **SIGNED & DATED by JFK** It is a Campaign trifold mailer for the 1960 campaign in red, white and blue which on the front states, "A pledge to the working man...Leadership for the 60s Kennedy for President. It comes with a 100% COA --A most unique set! **BONUS** Also receive the 1960 Harper First Edition of The Strategy of Peace in VG/VG- condition..

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
Bren-Books.com US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
007445
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Date published
1956
Keywords
Presidential Non-Fiction
Bookseller catalogs
biography; Non-Fiction;

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First Edition
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tight
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gilt
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