“A MAN DOES WHAT HE MUST — IN SPITE OF PERSONAL CONSEQUENCES”: PROFILES IN COURAGE; INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY

  • Profiles In Courage.

Profiles In Courage.

$7,800.00

Item Number: 26062

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.

First edition, early printing. Octavo, original half black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Monsignor Charles D. McInnis with every good wish John Kennedy.” Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

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."

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