Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage



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.

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  • 001_Profiles In Courage
    Duration: 15s
  • 002_Introduction
    Duration: 10min
  • 003_Courage and Politics
    Duration: 04min
  • 004_Part One-The Time and the Place
    Duration: 03min
  • 005_John Quincy Adams
    Duration: 20min
  • 006_Part Two-The Time and the Place
    Duration: 05min
  • 007_Daniel Webster
    Duration: 12min
  • 008_Thomas Hart Benton
    Duration: 16min
  • 009_Sam Houston
    Duration: 17min
  • 010_The Time and the Place
    Duration: 03min
  • 011_Edmund G. Ross
    Duration: 25min
  • 012 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
    Duration: 21min
  • 013 Part Four-The Time and the Place
    Duration: 06min
  • 014 George Norris
    Duration: 21min
  • 015_Robert A. Taft
    Duration: 13min
  • 016_The Meaning of Courage
    Duration: 07min
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    Duration: 01min