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Profiles in Courage

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"A book that deserves reading by every American." ----Springfield Republican    "A book that deserves reading by every American." --Springfield Republican

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Author: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Publisher: Perennial
2 reviews about Profiles in Courage
review by . May 12, 2013
Great profiles that present character of a forgotten age.
Joh F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize winning Profiles In Courage is not an in-depth historical text, true, and it should not be read that way. If any reader was and is expecting to find fascinating, long biographies of the eight men in this book, then they should alter their expectations. Rather, readers should use these profiles as a precursor to major biographies that are fatter and thicker with more detail.Whether Kennedy or his speechwriter wrote this book is irrevelent to me, but what he did …
review by . September 28, 2003
This work ranks as a first-rate political commentary on the  courageous positions taken by a select group of Americans.  The author cites a number of famous and not so famous  Americans . i.e. John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and  Edmund Ross. I was impressed by the character of Edmund Ross  in making a very principled choice in the impeachment proceedings  of President Andrew Johnson. Ross transcended considerable  past disagreements …
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