Profiles in Courage: 20th Anniversary Edition

By: Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, Rose

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1976 Full-Leather. 287, [1] pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Foreword by Rose Kennedy. The original edition won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957. In 1954-55, Senator John Kennedy's active role in the affairs of the nation was interrupted for the better part of a year by his convalescence from an operation to correct a disability incurred as skipper of a World War II torpedo boat. The Senator used his 'idle' hours to great advantage; he rediscovered, and did intensive research into, the courage and patriotism of a handful of Americans who at crucial moments in history had revealed a special sort of greatness: me who disregarded dreadful consequences to their public and private lives to do that one thing which seemed right in itself. CONTENTS: Foreword by Rose Kennedy; Preface; Courage and Politics; The Time and the Place; John Quincy Adams; The Time and the Place Daniel Webster; Sam Houston; The Time and Place; Edmund G. Ross; Lucius Wuintus Cincinnatus Lamar; The Time and Place George Norris; Robert A. Taft; Other Men of Political Courage; The Meaning of Courage; Bibliography; Index.