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Profiles in Courage (Memorial Edition)

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by John F. Kennedy

"This book is not just the stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us." --from the foreword by Robert F. KennedyA

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Author: John F. Kennedy
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Harper Perennial
2 reviews about Profiles in Courage (Memorial Edition)
review by . June 29, 2006
Rarely does an aspiring politician write biographies of politicians from a previous age; especially those not well known, are known for the wrong reasons. This book is a great exception; supposedly authored by JFK during his years in the US Senate, it chronicles the actions of eight former US senators in crucial times of their careers when they made an unpopular stand, and payed for it politically. John Quincy Adams and Robert Taft are two of more famous senators chronicled; the rest are not that …
review by . January 25, 2000
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 when …
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