"Profiles In Courage" by John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
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"Profiles In Courage" by John F. Kennedy
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In 1954 John F. Kennedy, then the 37-year-old senator from Massachusetts, underwent surgery for injuries sustained in combat during World War II. While convalescing, he did the research for this dramatic best seller about courage and patriotism.

Kennedy graduated from Harvard with honors in 1940. During the war he was twice decorated by the Navy for his part in attacking a Japanese destroyer in the Solomons and for "his courage, endurance and excellent leadership" in towing injured members of the crew of his rammed PT boat to safety.

The son of Joseph P. Kennedy, former ambassador to Great Britain, he was elected to Congress in 1946 at the age of 29, and re-elected in 1948 and 1950. In 1952 he became the third Democrat ever elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, receiving the largest vote polled by a senator in the history of the Commonwealth. He repeated this feat in 1958. In 1960 he was nominated the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party to oppose the Republican nominee, Richard M. Nixon, and on November 8, 1960, he was elected President of the United States. On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

"Profiles In Courage" was first published by Harper & Row in January 1956. The first printing of this 'Pocket Book' edition appeared in January 1957. This 'Pocket Book' 24th printing is highly sought after by collectors as it was published in November 1963, shortly after Kennedy`s death. [paperback, 234 pages, 8 pages of photographic illustrations, original price 50 cents]
 
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Product ID 52
Category Books/Magazines, Politics
Circa 1963
Condition near mint
Price 195.00
 
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