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    John F. Kennedy Inscribed Copy of Profiles in Courage.
    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition, first printing. Octavo, 266 pages. With photographic plates. Quarter black over blue cloth boards, spine in gilt, with original unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed to famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, who photographed Kennedy on many occasions during the 1960 Presidential campaign and as President. JFK signs the front free endpaper: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt / with every good wish / John Kennedy."

    Senator Kennedy wrote this, his second book, while recovering from back surgery in 1954-5. He was aided in his efforts by speechwriter Ted Sorenson and research assistants. Printed at the end of 1955, it was officially released to the public on January 1, 1956, and became a best-seller, receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1957.

    Condition: Chipping to top edge of jacket. Light wear to book. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends.


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