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Profiles in Courage by  John F Kennedy - Signed First Edition - 1956 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1508058)

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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Harper and Bros, 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A near fine first edition (stated First Edition on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. Portion of White House stationary signed by Kennedy laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1508058
Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper and Bros
Date published
1956

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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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