“YOU ONLY NEED A HEART FULL OF GRACE. A SOUL GENERATED BY LOVE”: The Memorial Edition of Profiles In Courage; Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Profiles In Courage.

Profiles In Courage.

Item Number: 51086

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1964.

First edition of the Memorial Edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy. Signed “with best wishes Jacqueline Kennedy” on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Jacqueline Kennedy

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."