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Profiles in Courage

What is the author's purpose in writing Profiles in Courage?

That really all depends on who actually wrote the book. The general consensus is that, though Senator John F. Kennedy (as he then was) provided the overarching theme for the book, it was his...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2018 11:18 am UTC

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Profiles in Courage

Describe the main characters in the book Profiles in Courage.

Profiles in Courage is, of course, a non-fiction book. Its characters are real people from history. In the book John F. Kennedy (and the people who helped him write the book) profile 8 US...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2010 1:13 pm UTC

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What is the purpose of Kennedy writing about Lucius Q.C. Lamar in Chapter 7 of Profiles in Courage?

John F. Kennedy's purpose in writing about Senator Lamar is the same as his purpose in writing Profiles in Courage as a whole. He is trying to point out instances in which political figures...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2012 2:53 pm UTC

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How do the essays found in John F. Kennedy's book Profiles in Courage illustrate personal and political courage?

Written with a great deal of assistance from his wife Jacqueline (who was the actual author, some historians believe), Profiles in Courage is a group of essays focusing on eight who Kennedy...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2012 12:33 am UTC

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In the book Profiles in Courage by John F Kennedy, what is the introduction by Caroline Kennedy exactly about?

Profiles in Courage was originally published in 1956 while Kennedy recuperated from a difficult spinal surgery. Biographical history and the courageous acts of single individuals were two of...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2013 3:21 pm UTC

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What is the point of the final chapter, "Meaning of Courage," in Profiles in Courage?

In the concluding chapter of Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy aims to identify commonalities among the men he profiled in the book. He agrees with President John Adams that people do not “‘love...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 3:25 am UTC

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