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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - 1st edition. - 1956 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 969BID-3443)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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Harper & Row Publishers, NY, 1956. 1st edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's 'Profiles in Courage" served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant classic, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues." [Pub. Info] People profiled: John Quincey Adams; Daniel Webster; Sam Houston; Robert A.Taft, and others. The last chapter is "The Meaning of Courage". There is a protective mylar cover. It is a 1st edition, A-G publisher code. Owner signature on fly leaf. Dust jacket has very minor wear to the extremities. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION.

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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
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Bookseller Inventory #
969BID-3443
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 & Row Publishers, NY
Date published
1956
Keywords
AMERICAN, 20TH CENTURY, 35TH US PRESIDENT, PULITZER PRIZE, BIOGRAPHIES, SENATORS, MID- 19TH-CENTURY, CIVIL WAR STALLING.
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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIRS;

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