"A man does as he must [...] and that is the basis of all human morality."
PROFILES IN COURAGE
By John F. Kennedy
First printing of Kennedy's classic Pulitzer-winning book that helped propel him to the White House in the original dust jacket with some careful restoration.
Near fine in a very good jacket.
PROFILES IN COURAGE
"To be courageous, these stories make clear, requires no exceptional qualifications, no magic formula, no special combination of time, place and circumstance."
Winner of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for biography, PROFILES IN COURAGE in many ways helped establish the bona fides for the then young Senator from Massachusetts, who would just three year later win the White House. A study of "that most admirable of human virtues," it remains beloved. A bright and handsome example.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1956). Full title: Profiles in Courage: Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original quarter black over blue and gold cloth. In original unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket. xx, , 266 pages. With eight-page black-and-white photo insert. Previous owner's name and some toning to front endpaper. Moderate expert restoration to extremities of jacket. Touches of shelfwear. Overall clean and sound.
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