Profiles in Courage

By John F. Kennedy

Words from the achiever

About the book

John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this book, in which he tells the story of eight U.S. Senators and their acts of integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition.

Perhaps if the American people more fully comprehended the terrible pressures which discourage acts of political courage, which drive a Senator to abandon or subdue his conscience, then they might be less critical of those who take the easier road — and more appreciative of those still able to follow the path of courage.