London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963). Profiles in Courage. New York: Harpers & Brothers, 1956. 8vo, original cloth, dust jacket (some wear to extremities of jacket). PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY KENNEDY, 'To Helene Champlan With very best wishes - John Kennedy'.
Second edition of Kennedy's work on the 'Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans', which earned him the Pulitzer prize for biography in 1957. Kennedy researched and wrote Profiles in 1954-5 whilst recovering from an operation, recording the courage and patriotism of American Senators including John Quincy Adams, Sam Houston and Edmund Ross.
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