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Profiles In Courage John F KennedyThe Pulitzer Prize-winning account of men of principle integrity and bravery inAmerican politics was here available in President John F Kennedys Profiles In CourageEight men who served the United States Government were selected by John F Kennedy asmodels of virtue and courage under pressure These eight men persevered in their pursuitof justice and the right path in spite of the coercion and vilification of the majority Theseheroes include Mississippis Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar who stood up tounbounded calumny when he moved to reconcile Northern and Southern differencesduring the years after the Civil War and George Norris who in 1910 crusaded againstthe strong and often dictatorial leadership of his own party Others profiled by Kennedyincluded John Quincy Adams Daniel Webster Thomas Hart Benton Sam HoustonEdmund G Ross and Robert A Taft John Kennedys spirited words and devotion to courage lived on in this novel Athoughtful and persuasive book about political integrity The New York TimesNominated for a Grammy Award in 1991 a recording of Profiles In Courage featuredJohn F Kennedy Jr reading his fathers portrait of courageous Americans John FKennedy inspired one generation and now others to believe that politics can be a nobleFor President Kennedy history was not a dull dry subject but came alive in thestories of people who risked their careers to stand up for what was right for our countryeven when it was not the easy thing to do This distinguished belief is played out in hisnovel in several ways For example President John Quincy Adams faced political aversionfrom his own Federalist Party which was turning to desert him Also Henry Clay showedcourage when he dragged himself into Senate meetings through excruciating pain andanguish due to his failing health John F Kennedy stated One man can make adifference and every man should try Preface p10 Of course this applies to everyoneincluding women Many people first learned how this was true when the read this bookThe leaders of
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