Profiles in Courage

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During 1954-1955, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and Sam Houston.

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. As Robert Kennedy states: “This book is not just 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.”

A Grammy® nominee, this timeless and important book is read by John F. Kennedy, Jr. and features a new introduction written and read by Caroline Kennedy.

JOHN F. KENNEDY was President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest man ever elected to the Oval Office and the first Roman Catholic president.

Also included are President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address; “The Strategy of Peace” speech delivered at American University in June, 1963; and his Civil Rights Speech that same month.

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Gave to Ellen Bennett for Special Ed 7/11/16.