Profiles in courage

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The Pulitzer Prize winning classic by President John F. Kennedy, with an introduction by Caroline Kennedy and a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy.

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage serves as a clarion call to every American.

In this book Kennedy chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes, coming from different junctures in our nation's history, include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft.

Now, a half-century later, the book remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues. It resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. Profiles in Courage is as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword: "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."

Along with vintage photographs and an extensive author biography, this book features Kennedy's correspondence about the writing project, contemporary reviews, a letter from Ernest Hemingway, and two rousing speeches from recipients of the Profile in Courage Award. Introduction by John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline Kennedy, forward by John F. Kennedy's brother Robert F. Kennedy.

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subject_facet Courage, Courage -- United States, Legislators -- United States -- Biography, Legislators -- United States -- Biography. -- Courage, United States -- Politics and government, United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography, United States. -- Congress. -- Senate. -- Biography
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title_full Profiles in courage / John F. Kenneday ; special Memorial foreword by Robert F. Kennedy ; illustrations by Emil Weiss, Profiles in courage / John F. Kennedy, Profiles in courage / John F. Kennedy ; foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Profiles in courage / John F. Kennedy ; foreword by Robert F. Kennedy ; introduction by Caroline Kennedy, Profiles in courage / John F. Kennedy ; introduction by Caroline Kennedy ; foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Profiles in courage / John F. Kennedy ; special foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Profiles in courage / by John F. Kennedy
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