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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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“A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obastacles and dangers and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality.”About the Author:
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was President of the United Sates from 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest man ever elected to the Oval Office and the first Roman Catholic president.
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Book Description Perennial Library, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. 249 pages, index. Book in new condition--from my store inventory. Timeless lessons on the most cherished virtues as prosonified by eight figures from history: John Qunicy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, Sam Houston, Edmund G. Ross, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, George Norris, and Robert A Taft. Awarded the Pulitizer Prize. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History. ISBN: 0060955449. ISBN/EAN: 9780060955441. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 607534. Seller Inventory # 607534