Item #05719 Profiles in Courage. John F. KENNEDY.
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Item #05719

"A Man Does What He Must"
John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize Winning Work

KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1964].

Memorial Edition. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 226 x 149 mm.). [1]-287, [1, blank] pp. Photogravure frontispiece and eight pages of photogravure illustrations between pp. 32 & 33.

Full dark blue calf, front cover with gilt signature, spine with six shallow raised bands, tan endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in the original tan slipcase. A fine copy.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), then a U.S. senator, won the Pulitzer Prize for the work.

Profiles in Courage is a 1956 volume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States senators. The book profiles senators who defied the opinions of their party and constituents to do what they felt was right and suffered severe criticism and losses in popularity as a result. It begins with a quote from Edmund Burke on the courage of the English statesman Charles James Fox, in his 1783 "attack upon the tyranny of the East India Company" in the House of Commons, and focuses on mid-19th-century antebellum America and the efforts of senators to delay the American Civil War. Profiles in Courage was widely celebrated and became a bestseller. It includes a foreword by Allan Nevins.

Price: $650.00

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