Very good. Signed by author. Jacket has light shelf and edge wear, may be price-clipped. Cover is clean and square, with no edge or shelf wear. Binding is tight, solid and square, appears unread. Pages are clean, bright and tight, with no internal marks or wear.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Mylared. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author 354pp. Inscribed to previous owner "To Mike" and signed by Caroline Kennedy on title-page. 1st Printing (with complete number line). Original blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Pages are clean (unmarked). Binding is tight and secure. Boards have very light rubbing to corners. Unclipped DJ is slightly sunned, light bumping to head/heel of spine, light rubbing to extremities. Looks very nice in added protective mylar covering. Nice copy of this increasingly scarced as signed copy.
Fine in fine dust jacket. 2002. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. First Print. A collection of essays about public employees. This book is taken from essays submitted to the John F Kennedy collection Foundation. An excellent addition to your collection. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Very Good. 0786867930 Hyperion Books, Scranton, PA, 2002. Hardcover. First edition, signed by author on title page. Book condition: Very Good, with tiny bumps to the corners and spine, and slight soiling to top text block. Binding tight, pages clean. Dust jacket: Very Good, with a 1/4 inch crease with slight tear on the inside of the front flap half way down the front board. Protected in Brodart.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed First edition, first prnt. Signed by Kennedy on the title page. Edited with an Introduction by Kennedy. Contributions by Beschloss, Edelman, Hamill, Quindlin, Vollers, Woodward, et al. Dustjacket with price-clip; otherwise in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0786867930. Full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, lettering blind-stamped on front cover, fore-edge deckle, red endpapers. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition. FINE/FINE. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. viii, (ii), 354 pp. Signed by Author.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-04-08 In 1957, then-senator John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage. In 1990, the Kennedy family resurrected the concept and established the Profiles in Courage Award for selfless public service. Now, in this expertly packaged anthology, Caroline Kennedy and over a dozen prominent writers bring the sacrifices of those award winners to life. Some essays address famous leaders like the Good Friday peacemakers in Ireland and campaign-finance-reform stalwarts John McCain and Russell Feingold. Others hail lesser-known local officials, like school superintendent Corkin Cherubini, who braved a firestorm to end race-based tracking in Georgia. All the winners acted with a rare breed of selfless courage but sometimes this courage came at a terrible cost. U.S. Representative Carl Elliot Sr. was chased out of office in 1964 because he fought segregation in Alabama; by the time he won the first Profile in Courage Award, he was living alone in a ramshackle house, confined to a wheelchair by diabetes and hounded by creditors. Kennedy has assembled an impressive roster of writers to compose these mostly inspirational stories: Michael Beschloss, Anna Quindlen, Albert R. Hunt. The most audacious essay in the collection belongs to Bob Woodward, who reverses 25 years of conventional wisdom in arguing that former president Gerald Ford should be applauded for his pardon of Richard Nixon after Watergate. Of course, not all of the essays have the same level of distinction, but all share the same Kennedy spirit. Unabashedly liberal and pro-government, this collection is a stirring look at people who rarely thought about what they could do for themselves, but always about what they could do for their country. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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