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Profiles in Courage

by Kennedy, John F

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956 First edition stated - M-E on copyright page. Black cloth and blue boards stamped in gilt on spine. A little light rubbing at tips of cover. Small previous owner's initials and location at top of flyleaf dated January 1956. I find 8 pages in the forward and 9 pages in chapter one with a few markings and 3 pages in chapter 11 with a line or two in the margins. Dust jacket has some wear near spine.. Spine of jacket is faded. Dust jacket has $3.50 price and No. 5922A on front flap, No. 5923A on back flap and No. 4622 on back panel with photo of Kennedy looking to his right by Hank Walker. "thirty-eight-year-old" on first line on back panel of jacket. No book club indentation on back board. Very Good/Good. Winner of Pulitzer Prize..

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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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Seller Inventory #
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Title
Profiles in Courage
Author
Kennedy, John F
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1956
Keywords
Essays
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