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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - Hardcover - 5th or later Edition - 1961 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1309065)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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Harper, 1961. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Harper, 1961. First Young Reader's Edition, inscribed by John F. Kennedy "To Bruce David White, with the warm regards of his father's friend, Jack Kennedy." First Edition stated on the copyright page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. We believe this is inscribed by Kennedy to David White, the son of Theodore White, who wrote the book The Making of a President, 1960, about the election of John Kennedy, and several similar best-selling books about the ensuing elections.

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.

Read more: Identifying first editions of Profiles in Courage

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
1309065
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
5th or later Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper
Date published
1961

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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