“A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences": PROFILES IN COURAGE; SIGNED BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY AND ETHEL KENNEDY
Profiles In Courage.
Kennedy, John F. [Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy].$2,450.00
Item Number: 101932
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964.
Early printing of the Memorial edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Kennedy. With a special foreword by Robert F. Kennedy. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper by Robert F. Kennedy and inscribed, “For John- With warm wishes Ethel Kennedy.” From the library of South African policy expert John Kane Berman with his name to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was written when Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts, and it served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring accounts of eight previous heroic acts by American patriots inspired the American public to remember the courage progress requires. Now, a half-century later, it remains a classic and a relevant testament to the national spirit that celebrates the most noble of human virtues. Kennedy relates these heroisms to sketches of American politicians who have risked their careers for principle. "A man does what he must," he wrote, "in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality."