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Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage
  • Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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  • Release Date :1964
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 9780060806989
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Summary : "This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword, "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.

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage
  • Author : John F. Kennedy
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  • Release Date :2004-06
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780060544393
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Summary : Profiles eight historical figures who demonstrated particular integrity in the face of opposition, including John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft.

Profiles In Courage

Profiles In Courage
  • Author : President John F. Kennedy
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  • Release Date :2015-11-06
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1786257114
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Summary : This is a book about Courage and Patriotism. It tells the dramatic stories of a number of American politicians of various political and regional allegiances whose one overriding loyalty was to the United States and to the right as God gave them to see it. They range from born aristocrats to self-made men. Some are well-known, some almost forgotten. But all of them, in the face of dreadful consequences, exhibited a special kind of greatness. These stories about them remind us sharply that there is, in addition to a courage with which men die, a courage by which men must live. —Print Ed.

Profiles in Courage for Our Time

Profiles in Courage for Our Time
  • Author : Caroline Kennedy
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :517
  • ISBN : 9780786245635
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Summary : Profiles the recipients of the Profiles in Courage Award, established by the Kennedys in 1989 to honor courageous public service.

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage
  • Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1964
  • Total pages :319
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This series of profiles of Americans who took courageous stands at crucial moments in public life includes John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, Sam Houston, Edmund G. Ross, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, George Norris, Robert A Taft and others.

Black Profiles in Courage

Black Profiles in Courage
  • Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Alan Steinberg
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : 0380813416
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Summary : Recounts inspirational stories of influential African Americans, including Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks.

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage
  • Author : John F. Kennedy
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  • Release Date :2015-09-08
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0062339095
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Summary : Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage has served as a clarion call to every American. A collection of eight inspiring, unsung, and heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading and an instant classic and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Now, a half-century later, it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues. Along with vintage photographs and an extensive author biography, this book features Kennedy's correspondence about the writing project, contemporary reviews, a letter from Ernest Hemingway, and two rousing speeches from recipients of the Profile in Courage Award.

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage
  • Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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  • Release Date :1964
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN :
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Distillery Cats

Distillery Cats
  • Author : Brad Thomas Parsons
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  • Release Date :2017-09-19
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 1607748983
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Summary : Distillery Cats contains the whimsical tales of working cats in distilleries around the world, with charming illustrations of the beloved mousers. Distillery Cats cheekily tells the tale of the historical role of these spirited cats and their evolution from organic pest control to current brand ambassadors. James Beard Award-winning author (and noted cat enthusiast) Brad Thomas Parsons profiles 30 of the world's most adorable and lovable distillery cats, featuring "interviews," a hand-drawn portrait of each cat, plus trading card-style stat sheets with figures like "super-power" and "mice killed." Featuring 15 cocktail recipes to enjoy while you page through, Distillery Cats is a quirky but essential addition to any cat or spirits lover's bookshelf.

Profiles in Courageous Manhood

Profiles in Courageous Manhood
  • Author : Edwin Louis Cole
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :221
  • ISBN : 9781577780878
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Summary : The storms of life can rage against us, and sometimes it's all we can do just to find shelter. But who are the men who shine through such storms as beacons of courageous living? Where are those who not only hang on but forge ahead? When life's journey seems too rough, a story of triumph in the midst of tragedy can propel us to fresh enthusiasm. Profiles in Courageous Manhood takes you on the road less traveled in this world -- the road of a courageous man. And the powerful life-changing profiles in this book will stir the courage locked inside of you.

JFK's Ghost

JFK's Ghost
  • Author : David R. Stokes
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  • Release Date :2021-06
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781493057689
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Summary : "I'd rather win a Pulitzer Prize than be President of the United States," John F. Kennedy confided to author Margaret Coit shortly after his election to the Senate in 1953. Kennedy got his wish four years later, when his book Profiles in Courage was awarded the Pulitzer for biography--even though it wasn't among the finalists for the prize. Furthermore, the role of Ted Sorensen in drafting the main chapters in the book was never acknowledged by Kennedy's inner circle, and Kennedy himself was hyper-sensitive until his dying day about rumors that cast doubt on his ownership of Profiles in Courage. Still, Jack Kennedy the writer is part of the Kennedy narrative that helped propel his political career. And he did indeed work for a time as a journalist, and brought a measures of erudition, wit, and charm to his speeches. But if the rumors surrounding authorship of Profiles in Courage were proven to be true prior to his ascendance to the Presidency, there might have been no brief and shining moment in America called Camelot.

If Kennedy Lived

If Kennedy Lived
  • Author : Jeff Greenfield
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  • Release Date :2013-10-22
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0698138449
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Summary : What if Kennedy were not killed that fateful day? What would the 1964 campaign have looked like? Would changes have been made to the ticket? How would Kennedy, in his second term, have approached Vietnam, civil rights, the Cold War? With Hoover as an enemy, would his indiscreet private life finally have become public? Would his health issues have become so severe as to literally cripple his presidency? And what small turns of fate in the days and years before Dallas might have kept him from ever reaching the White House in the first place? The answers Greenfield provides and the scenarios he develops are startlingly realistic, rich in detail, shocking in their projections, but always deeply, remarkably plausible. If Kennedy Lived is a tour de force of American history from one of the country’s most brilliant and illuminating political commentators.

Black Profiles in Comic Book Courage

Black Profiles in Comic Book Courage
  • Author : Dave Sandles
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  • Release Date :2017-07-08
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9781537608846
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Summary : Often erroneously typecast as sidekicks, subordinate, or inconsequential, Black superheroes serve as beacons of courage for scores of readers. In this collection of essays, the courageous exploits of seven prominent Black superheroes are identified, analyzed and juxtaposed with those of accepted American heroes. The Black heroes profiled here are seven immensely dynamic characters, each with considerable contributions to the collective advancement of Black consciousness. This compendium examines courageous examples of speech and actions evinced by each character, and seeks to illuminate the importance of Black characters in the pantheon of heroes, while also accreting the perception of Black heroes as viable, courageous lionhearts.

Profiles in Wisdom

Profiles in Wisdom
  • Author : Steven McFadden
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  • Release Date :2000-12-01
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 0595144845
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Summary : Taking the lead from John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize winning Profiles in Courage, Steven McFadden presents the stories and thinking of 17 Native American spiritual elders. As our existing culture shifts, what do the ancient ones who have been trained in the sacred traditions of Turtle Island (America) have to say to us? With this question and others, journalist McFadden begins his quest to speak with contemporary Native American elders. The elders offer penetrating and poetic insight on a host of crucial matters.

Fortitude

Fortitude
  • Author : Dan Crenshaw
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  • Release Date :2020-04-07
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1538733293
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Summary : Jordan Peterson's Twelve Rules for Life meets Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's Extreme Ownership in this tough-love leadership book from a Navy SEAL and rising star in Republican politics. In 2012, on his third tour of duty, an improvised explosive device left Dan Crenshaw's right eye destroyed and his left blinded. Only through the careful hand of his surgeons, and what doctors called a miracle, did Crenshaw's left eye recover partial vision. And yet, he persevered, completing two more deployments. Why? There are certain stories we tell ourselves about the hardships we face -- we can become paralyzed by adversity or we can adapt and overcome. We can be fragile or we can find our fortitude. Crenshaw delivers a set of lessons to help you do just that. Most people's everyday challenges aren't as extreme as surviving combat, and yet our society is more fragile than ever: exploding with outrage, drowning in microaggressions, and devolving into divisive mob politics. The American spirit -- long characterized by grit and fortitude -- is unraveling. We must fix it. That's exactly what Crenshaw accomplishes with FORTITUDE. This book isn't about the problem, it's about the solution. And that solution begins with each and every one of us. We must all lighten up, toughen up, and begin treating our fellow Americans with respect and grace. FORTITUDE is a no-nonsense advice book for finding the strength to deal with everything from menial daily frustrations to truly difficult challenges. More than that, it is a roadmap for a more resilient American culture. With meditations on perseverance, failure, and finding much-needed heroes, the book is the antidote for a prevailing "safety culture" of trigger warnings and safe spaces. Interspersed with lessons from history and psychology is Crenshaw's own story of how an average American kid from the Houston suburbs went from war zones to the halls of Congress -- and managed to navigate his path with a sense of humor and an even greater sense that, no matter what anyone else around us says or does, we are in control of our own destiny.