Profiles In Courage.

First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Profiles In Courage; Signed by Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush

Profiles In Courage.

KENNEDY, John F. [George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush].


Item Number: 112452

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.

First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Boldly signed by both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush on the front free endpaper. Upon the 50th Anniversary of the assassination, President George W. Bush commented, “Today we remember a dark episode in our Nation’s history, and we remember the leader whose life was cut short 50 years ago.  John F. Kennedy dedicated himself to public service, and his example moved Americans to do more for our country.  He believed in the greatness of the United States and the righteousness of liberty, and he defended them.  On this solemn anniversary, Laura and I join our fellow citizens in honoring our 35th President.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Phil Grushkin. Foreword by Allan Nevins.

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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