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Profiles in Courage CDby John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Synopses & Reviews
"This is a book about that most admirable of human virtues-- courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them."
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 reissued in this handsome hardcover edition, featuring a new introduction by Caroline Kennedy, as well as Robert Kennedy's foreword written for the memorial edition of the volume in 1964 — 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 states in the foreword, "not just stories of the past but a hook 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."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by John F. Kennedy--the Grammy-nominated audio edition read by the late president's only son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.--is reissued on CD simultaneously with the HarperCollins hardcover reissue. Includes profiles of such great Americans as John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and Thomas Hart Benton. Abridged. 3 CDs.
Timed to release with the HarperCollins hardcover reissue of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by John F. Kennedy, a reissue on CD of our Grammy-nominated audio edition read by John F. Kennedy, Jr.
About the Author
John F. Kennedy was America's 35th president.He wrote Profiles in Courage while still a Senator in 1954 and 1955, during a period of convalescence following a spinal operation.John F. Kennedy: A Self-Portrait featuring speeches given by Kennedy throughout his career, is also available from HarperAudio/Caedmon
Table of Contents
Profiles in courage — Three speeches by President John F. Kennedy.
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