Profiles in courage

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New York : Perennial Library, 1983, 1964.
Commemorative ed., Perennial Library ed.
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xxi, 282 pages ; 18 cm.
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IL: UG - BL: 11.4 - AR Pts: 13
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"This is a book about the 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." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost 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 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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Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction
923.2 K358p 1983
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-275) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, J. F. 1. (19831964). Profiles in courage. Commemorative ed., Perennial Library ed. New York: Perennial Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, John F. 1917-1963. 19831964. Profiles in Courage. New York: Perennial Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, John F. 1917-1963, Profiles in Courage. New York: Perennial Library, 19831964.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, John F. 1917-1963. Profiles in Courage. Commemorative ed., Perennial Library ed. New York: Perennial Library, 19831964. Print.

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