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Profiles In Courage

Author : President John F. Kennedy
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release : 2015-11-06
Category : History
ISBN : 9781786257116
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Book 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

Author : Caroline Kennedy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0786245638
File Size : 44,9 Mb
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Book Summary: Profiles the recipients of the Profiles in Courage Award, established by the Kennedys in 1989 to honor courageous public service.

Lincoln's Melancholy

Author : Joshua Wolf Shenk
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006-10-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780547526898
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Book Summary: A nuanced psychological portrait of Abraham Lincoln that finds his legendary political strengths rooted in his most personal struggles. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership. Mired in personal suffering as a young man, Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health. Shenk draws on seven years of research from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars, and contemporary research on depression to understand the nature of Lincoln’s unhappiness. In the process, Shenk discovers that the President’s coping strategies—among them, a rich sense of humor and a tendency toward quiet reflection—ultimately helped him to lead the nation through its greatest turmoil. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post Book World, Atlanta Journal-Constituion, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As Featured on the History Channel documentary Lincoln “Fresh, fascinating, provocative.”—Sanford D. Horwitt, San Francisco Chronicle “Some extremely beautiful prose and fine political rhetoric and leaves one feeling close to Lincoln, a considerable accomplishment.”—Andrew Solomon, New York Magazine “A profoundly human and psychologically important examination of the melancholy that so pervaded Lincoln's life.”—Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., author of An Unquiet Mind

JFK's Ghost

Author : David R. Stokes
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-06-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781493061426
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Book 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.

Black Profiles in Courage

Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Alan Steinberg
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2000
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0380813416
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Book Summary: Recounts inspirational stories of influential African Americans, including Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks.

Citizens of the Green Room

Author : Mark Leibovich
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2015-11-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780147516466
File Size : 17,9 Mb
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Book Summary: Mark Leibovich returns to puncture the inflated personas of the powerful and reveal the lives, stories and peculiarities behind their public masks. On subjects including Hillary Clinton, Glenn Beck, John Kerry, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and John McCain, Leibovich maintains a refreshing conviviality even as he renders incisive and unflinching assessments. Confirming his reputation as 'a master of the political profile' Citizens Of The Green Room will delight the legions of political junkies who avidly read Leibovich's work in The New York Times Magazine.

Kennedy and King

Author : Steven Levingston
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2017-06-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316267403
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Book Summary: A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick "Kennedy and King is an unqualified masterpiece of historical narrative.... A landmark achievement."---Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Rosa Parks Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the twentieth century's greatest leaders, their powerful impact on each other and on the shape of the civil rights battle between 1960 and 1963. These two men from starkly different worlds profoundly influenced each other's personal development. Kennedy's hesitation on civil rights spurred King to greater acts of courage, and King inspired Kennedy to finally make a moral commitment to equality. As America still grapples with the legacy of slavery and the persistence of discrimination, Kennedy and King is a vital, vivid contribution to the literature of the Civil Rights Movement.

Profiles in Sports Courage

Author : Ken Rappoport
Publisher : Peachtree
Release : 2006-03-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1561453684
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Book Summary: A dozen of the twentieth-century's greatest and most courageous athletes show how they overcame difficult obstacles to make a lasting impact not only in their sport but also on society. Veteran author and journalist Ken Rappoport showcases some lesser-known athletes such as Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Everest, as well as famous athletes like Jackie Robinson, the first Black American to play in Major League Baseball, and race car pioneer Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500. Each dramatic, action-packed profile shows how these talented athletes overcame such serious challenges as racism, sexism, and severe illness. Young readers will find in each of these inspiring men and women the bravery, perseverance, and dedication that made them outstanding athletes during their own times and strong role models for today.