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Profiles in courage

Author: John F Kennedy
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Memorial edView all editions and formats
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About American statesman including John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Robert Taft and Sam Houston, who had the courage to make difficult and dramatic moral decisions.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Profiles in courage.
New York, Harper & Row [©1964]
(OCoLC)654337103
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Kennedy
OCLC Number: 420704
Notes: Originally published : 1955.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1957.
Description: 287 pages portrait 24 cm
Contents: Foreword to the Memorial edition / by Robert F. Kennedy --
Preface --
1. Courage and politics --
pt. 1. --
The time and the place --
2. John Quincy Adams : "The magistrate is the servant not ... of the people, but of his God." --
pt. 2. --
The time and the place --
3. Daniel Webster : " ... not as a Massachusetts man ... but as an American ..." --
4. Thomas Hart Benton : "I despise the bubble popularity ..." --
5. Sam Houston : " ... I can forget that I am called a traitor." --
pt. 3. --
The time and the place --
6. Edmund G. Ross : "I ... looked down into my open grave." --
7. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar : "Today I must be true or false ..." --
pt. 4. --
The time and the place --
8. George Norris : "I have come home to tell you the truth." --
9. Robert A. Taft : " ... liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts ..." --
10. Other men of political courage : " ... consolation for ... the contempt of mankind." --
11. The meaning of courage --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: John F. Kennedy ; special foreword by Robert F. Kennedy.

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About American statesman including John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Robert Taft and Sam Houston, who had the courage to make difficult and dramatic moral decisions.

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