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    READ & DOWNLOAD Profiles In Courage REVIEW Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Ð 0 DOWNLOAD I read this shortly after JFK died I attended high school in Arlington Virginia during his presidency and stood a few hundred yards from his grave site along with thousands of others when he was buried Profiles introduced me to the idea that people even those in power make choices And their choices matterI didn't know then that it was ghos

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  • Hardcover
  • 245
  • Profiles In Courage
  • John F. Kennedy
  • English
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9780060530624

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DOWNLOAD ↠ Profiles In Courage REVIEW Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Ð 0 DOWNLOAD The Pulitzer Prize winning classic by President John F Kennedy with an introduction by Caroline Kennedy and a foreword by Robert F KennedyWritten in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts John F Kennedy's Profiles in Courage serves as a clarion call to every AmericanIn this book Kennedy chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition These heroes coming from different junctures in our nation’s. Modern American politics is so staggeringly and paralyzingly depressing that this book is refreshing to re visit It is important to be reminded that statesmanship public service and sincere ideology are not just words in history booksWritten while John F Kennedy was a senator himself this testament of bravery and integrity is inspiring Partisan politics is to me repellant However one of the points made by Kennedy represented and illustrated on virtually every page is that American politics have always been ugly There is no golden era that we can look back to upon which we can cast an idyllic thought Cronyism sectionalism corruption and prioritization of special interests over the national good are unfortunately all the rule than the exception The exception Kennedy describes is when political leaders take a stand of conscience often sacrificing political careers and comfortable positions of power to represent an ideal a great idea that is too freuently politically unpopularOrganized into brief essays on a particular senator and in a pivotal time and place Kennedy sheds light on political leaders many of whom have been forgotten by history who took a stand and demonstrated courage and zeal for principle over narrow minded and temporal concernsVituperative I cannot pass this up I have ran across this word a handful of times over the course of a long career of scholarship and recreational reading yet this obscure word was written no fewer than a half dozen times by Kennedy in this Pulitzer winning book Webster defines vituperative as adjective vi tu per a tive t p r tiv p r uttering or given to censure containing or characterized by verbal abuse A defining term that is no doubt well placed in a discourse on American politicsFor nay saying disenfranchised cynics like me and for the still hopeful this is recommended reading especially in today s fractured political climate 2020 reread I think this may be an annual re read for me always makes me feel hopeful that there are actually politicians who can be courageous and champion a great causeWritten when John F Kennedy was a freshman senator he outlines the stories of eight senators in US history who stood for a cause even when their stance meant going against party instructions or popular supportThere are many uestions about the accuracy of some of the chapters historians disagreeing on substantive claims and also uestions about how much of the Pulitzer Prize winning book was actually penned by Kennedy All that aside I always enjoy reading and plan to read again

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DOWNLOAD ↠ Profiles In Courage REVIEW Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Ð 0 DOWNLOAD 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 usAlong 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  Introduction by John F Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy forward by John F Kennedy’s brother Robert F Kenned. Kennedy was and still is many things to many people but one of his aspects that doesn t get as much attention as it should is his writing Profiles in Courage is a focused review of eight Senators in US history chronicling instances where that man defied the pressures of various forces his party his state legislature his President but above all his constituents the American people in a moment of national crisis enduring insults from all sides in the conviction that the fevers of the moment would eventually pass and their lonely stands would be vindicated by history Now I personally happen to believe that there are few institutions contemptible than the Senate and I think that this prejudice is rightly shared by anyone regardless of partisanship who has paid even a bit of attention to the almost unbelievably corrupt bargains that take place there see TARP the stimulus health care reform financial reform so I was less than thrilled at the prospect of reading a self congratulatory Kennedy was a sitting Senator when he wrote the book paean to one of the sorriest gangs of grand es in history But by the end of it I was extremely impressed not only by its scholarship and writing uality but that Kennedy had actually made me admire some Senators of the United States The underlying theme is that in order to tell the difference between an actual act of courage and your everyday Lieberman or Collins ish fit of unprincipled to thine own lobbyist be true petulance the Senator in uestion has to be acting out of loyalty to both the future of the country and to their own inner moral voice This is how Kennedy can group Sam Houston s refusal to vote for Texas to join the Confederacy with George Norris filibuster of the Armed Ship Bill in the runup to World War 1 in each case the Senator was confronted with the dilemma of a clash between their own carefully reasoned personal convictions and their sense that they should represent the wishes of the people in their states Kennedy was elected after the passage of the 17th Amendment and discusses it in the fascinating final chapter where he raises many good uestions What s the most democratic method to counter the flaws of democracy When should the need for compromise outweigh the need to take a stand Does it really serve the national interest to allow one man to obstruct everyone else Should men subdue their own consciences in the interests of their party and their cause or vice versa He also links his notion of political courage to the virtue that everyday normal people would consider courage thus placing the book a step above a mere political biography Kennedy s Pulitzer was well deserved even if his adviser Ted Sorensen wrote a good deal of it I d previously thought that Barack Obama s books were fairly well written but this blew them away

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DOWNLOAD ↠ Profiles In Courage REVIEW Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Ð 0 DOWNLOAD History include John uincy Adams Daniel Webster Thomas Hart Benton and Robert A TaftNow a half century later the book remains a moving powerful and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues It resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit Profiles in Courage is as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword “not just stories of the past but a book. I first read this book in my teens when I was very much a Kennedy admirer These days I m decidedly ambivalent about him and his presidency and rather emblematic of that is what I ve learned of this Pulitzer Prize winning book since first reading it By all rights the byline for this book should read Ted Sorenson not John F Kennedy In his autobiography Counselor Sorenson admitted what had been rud for years that he largely researched and wrote Kennedy s book for him writing the first draft of most chapters At best it was a collaboration but one heavily weighted towards Sorenson As he explained While in Washington I received from Florida almost daily instructions and reuests by letter and telephone books to send memoranda to draft sources to check materials to assemble and Dictaphone drafts or revisions of early chapters So Kennedy did oversee the production but much of the writing isn t hisHerbert Parmet a historian who wrote a book on Kennedy analyzing Profiles in Courage does believe Kennedy largely wrote the opening and closing thematic chapters and those are I think the parts of the book of enduring historical interest given his presidency In them Kennedy lays out a philosophy of governance Elected representatives Kennedy avers should not serve merely as a seismograph to record shifts in popular opinion I ve seen some reviewers lambast that view claiming that for elected representatives to go against their constituencies whatever their own views is undemocratic Personally I d counter that America is not a democracy not a direct one and was never designed to be We re a republic We elect representatives who are supposed to exercise their best judgement then defend it to their constituencies who are then free to elect someone else if they don t agree I m with Kennedy on thatKennedy did apparently come up with the idea of the book stories of eight United States Senators who cast unpopular potentially career ending votes The profiles included some names I think will be familiar to anyone acuainted with American History John uincy Adams Daniel Webster Sam Houston and Robert Taft The other names are much obscure although I found the story of Edmund G Ross who cast the deciding vote not to impeach President Andrew Johnson the most memorable in the book Although not mentioned is that there is considerable evidence Ross was bribed for his vote But that wouldn t make for a profile of courage would it All in all I did find the stories entertaining but insightful impressive works of history worthy of an award No But I think those opening and closing chapters Courage in Politics and The Meaning of Courage well worth reading and thinking about for anyone interested in politics particularly the American system That s why in my estimation the book is worth a three star rating whatever its genesis and flaws