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Profiles in Courage - KENNEDY John F - 1956. 
1956 - KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1956). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in custom cloth clamshell box. $18,000.First edition, signed and inscribed by Kennedy on the front flyleaf: "To Bill and Bootsie""with the affectionate regards and best wishes of Jack Kennedy.""A series of sketches of American politicians who risked their careers in the cause of principle". 'A man does what he must,' Kennedy wrote, 'in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures""and that is the basis of all human morality'". the book was popular history of high order, and it received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957" (DAB). Book is stated first edition, with copyright code M-E indicating first printing. Book near-fine, light edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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