Profiles in Courage for Our Time

Profiles in Courage for Our Time Nearly half a century after then Senator John F Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage the Kennedy family continues to keep alive the tradition of honoring selfless public ser

  • Title: Profiles in Courage for Our Time
  • Author: Caroline Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780786886784
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nearly half a century after then Senator John F Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage, the Kennedy family continues to keep alive the tradition of honoring selfless public service with its Profiles in Courage Award Now in paperback, Profiles in Courage for Our Time pays tribute to 13 such heroes in the same spirit as the original collection SomeNearly half a century after then Senator John F Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage, the Kennedy family continues to keep alive the tradition of honoring selfless public service with its Profiles in Courage Award Now in paperback, Profiles in Courage for Our Time pays tribute to 13 such heroes in the same spirit as the original collection Some of our greatest writers have brought their formidable talents to this celebration of modern political bravery including Michael Beschloss, Anna Quindlen, Bob Woodward, and Marian Wright Edelman Also included is Caroline Kennedy s profile of the latest award recipient, Kofi Annan These are just a few of the luminaries who eloquently and passionately record the experiences of the award winners This celebration of modern political bravery demonstrates that heroism among today s elected officials is as possible and inspiring as ever The Profiles in Courage Award seeks to honor those whose lives of service prove that politics can be a noble profession We hope that Americans realize that there are men and women serving at all levels of our government who are legends of our time Caroline Kennedy

    • [PDF] ï Free Read ↠ Profiles in Courage for Our Time : by Caroline Kennedy ¾
      354 Caroline Kennedy
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ï Free Read ↠ Profiles in Courage for Our Time : by Caroline Kennedy ¾
      Posted by:Caroline Kennedy
      Published :2019-04-22T09:14:36+00:00

    About "Caroline Kennedy"

    1. Caroline Kennedy

      Librarian s note There is than one author in the database with this name.Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is an American author and attorney She is the daughter and only surviving child of U.S President John F Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis An older sister, Arabella, died shortly after her birth in 1956 Brother John F Kennedy, Jr died in a plane crash in 1999 Another brother, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died two days after his birth in 1963.

    923 thoughts on “Profiles in Courage for Our Time”

    1. People you can look up to, whether you have heard of them or not. Caroline's update of the original by her dad.


    2. This is the modern version of President Kennedy's Profiles in Courage. It has amazing stories, especially around the civil rights area. Caroline Kennedy picked most of the stories from children of the original book. It was great to read about John Mccain and Diane Finestien both of which are fierce in their respective parties. I'd recommend reading the original by JFK first


    3. Exactly what I needed to read right now. There are lots of things to read right now to remind us of our history and help give us strength to keep it all moving forward. For me, this one should be on everyone's list.


    4. Was hard to keep up with reading it because it was so depressing how those who stood up for a principle lost their next run for office. But I kept on and was rewarded with happier stories in the lot. Henry B Gonzalez, Charles Price, and John Lewis were the high points.


    5. This book edited in 2002 by Caroline Kennedyfollows the spirit of the original Profiles in Courage written by her father for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize. It features the winners of the Profile in Courage award from 1990 to 2002. Each story is unique and highlights local, state, national and international politicians who defy the odds and often go against the grain to do what they believe to be the right thing rather than the more politically expedient thing. From small town judges and may [...]


    6. I read Profiles in Courage for Our Time shortly after it came out. Caroline Kennedyhad several authors write the story of various recipients of the Profile in Courage Award presented by the Kennedy family in memory of John F. Kennedy. Each author has a unique way of presenting their respect award recipient. In all fairness I have to admit I read the book because I was a personal friend of Nickolas Murnion, the 1998 recipient of the Profile in Courage Award. His story I remember much better after [...]


    7. Gretchen Young, AB'84, AM'84EditorNearly half a century after then—Senator John F. Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage, the Kennedy family continues to keep alive the tradition of honoring selfless public service with its Profiles in Courage Award. Now in paperback, Profiles in Courage for Our Time pays tribute to 13 such heroes in the same spirit as the original collection. Some of our greatest writers have brought their formidable talents to this celebration of mod [...]


    8. The "profiles" in this update to JFK's classic, are varied in both their subjects and their presentation. These accounts are not uniform in quality. Most stirring are those with a personal flavor such as Bob Woodward's profile of Gerald Ford, wherein we see a hidden profile of Woodward as well. However, others seem either too detached or tediously narrative, such as Michael Daly's "The Irish Peacemakers" which outlines the alphabet soup of the political/religious strife in Ireland, but does litt [...]


    9. This collection of profiles of public servants echoes the original Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy. The book was very inspiring and was an uplifting look at a political world that often is only written about negatively (and increasingly, written about in hate-filled language). Stories of Senators crossing party lines and politicians placing their reelection chances in jeopardy to do what they think is right are certainly appropriate for this time, as much as they were in then-Senator Kenn [...]


    10. It took me nearly a year to read this book becase I did not particularly enjoy it. I believe in finishing what you start though and actually did not finish the book I had started to read prior to this one. I did learn a lot about history and the "movers & shakers" of recent political history which was interesting but I'm glad to be moving on to a more entertaining book.


    11. Excellent! Good reference to campaign finance reform (John McCain, Russ Feingold), makes references to race tracking in schools, gun control, raising taxes. Highlights courageous opinions, knowing it may cost them (elected officials) their next election. Covers both parties. Interesting.





    12. Congresswoman Hilda Solis is profiled in this book. I give this to the student that I place in her office every year.


    13. This book chronicled the accomplishments of some individuals that have made a difference in our world. Good stories.Caroline Kennedy introduced and Edited this. Well done


    14. I am not political in any sense. But I enjoyed this book because I learned. There are some figures that were unknown to me but have piqued my interest to want to learn more.


    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *