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ISBN13: 9780060854935
ISBN10: 0060854936
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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. Now, a half-century later, it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues.

This special "P.S." edition of Profiles in Courage commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication. Included in this new edition, along with vintage photographs and an extensive author biography, are Kennedy's correspondence about the writing project, contemporary reviews of the book, a letter from Ernest Hemingway, and two rousing speeches from recipients of the Profile in Courage Award.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic now features a new Introduction by Caroline Kennedy.

Synopsis:

During 1954– 1955, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator, chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft.

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957, Profiles in Courage — now featuring a new Introduction by Caroline Kennedy, as well as Robert Kennedy’ s Foreword written for the 1964 memorial edition — resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy writes, not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.

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John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was president of the United States from 1961 to 1963. At forty-three, he was the youngest man ever elected to the Oval Office and the first Roman Catholic president.

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Don Eveland, November 9, 2011 (view all comments by Don Eveland)
I recently reread JFK's profiles in courage and found it to more pertinent to our times than ever before. The courage of the men described still epitomizes the Kennedy quote "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what can you do for your country.". The current politicians would do well to read Profiles in Courage.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060854935
Author:
Kennedy, John F.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Introduction by:
Kennedy-Schlossberg, Caroline
Introduction:
Kennedy-Schlossberg, Caroline
Introduction:
Kennedy, Caroline
Foreword by:
Kennedy, Robert F.
Foreword:
Kennedy, Robert F.
Author:
by John F Kennedy
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Courage
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060411
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x.73 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic now features a new Introduction by Caroline Kennedy.

"Synopsis" by , During 1954– 1955, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. senator, chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft.

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957, Profiles in Courage — now featuring a new Introduction by Caroline Kennedy, as well as Robert Kennedy’ s Foreword written for the 1964 memorial edition — resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy writes, not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.

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