First Club Edition
|Publisher||HARPER & ROWHARPER & ROW|
Harper & Row, c1956. FIRST CLUB EDITION. Excellent condition, original woven blue cloth with black cloth spine tightly bound and extremely clean throughout. Scarce dust jacket without price, photograph of author on reverse, codes 5922A, & 5923A on flaps & 4622 on back panel, large chip bottom right edge, closed tear on reverse tape repaired. Virtually identical in all ways to the increasingly costly first printing. "Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant classic, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. .it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues." [Pub. Info] People profiled: John Quincey Adams; Daniel Webster; Sam Houston; Robert A.Taft, and others. The last chapter is "The Meaning of Courage". Affordable collectible of the late President's iconic book published while Senator of Massachusetts. 266 pages.