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Profiles In Courage For Our Time Paperback – April 30, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
the right ones for the situation and often at the cost of their
careers. An example is Gerald Ford who pardoned Nixon so that
the country would not be mired in the Nixon mess for years and
could move on. He knew it would cost him re-election and it
did. Right or wrong, he did what he thought was right.
Courage of convictions - how many of us have it - the unsung
heroes in this book deserve the spotlight this book gives
One profiled person deserved to be in the book -- Carl Elliot Sr, a man who died penniless because he supported civil rights in the deep south. Yes, he was a close personal friend of JFK, but unlike other men in this book, his courage ruined his political career and he was historically vindicated. This guy could be in the first Profiles.
The most undeserving man is Weicker, who lied about tax legislation to get elected in Connecticut, then cut corporate taxes and implemented a budget balancing flat tax. This gave to the rich and took from the poor. While the Kennedys may pay less taxes, this was not a courageous man.
Overall, a flawed imitation of the first Profiles of Courage, not worth your time unless you also share the ideals of the Kennedy Foundation, which appears to be the main criteria for selection. A trade on JFK's reputation without substance.
It is a good read, but not all the selections hold interest. I'd recommend particular excerpts for good classroom reading. I also commend the acknowledgement of politicians, leaders, and activists on both local and global levels.
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The book arrived beautifully packaged. It was in great condition and was an enjoyable read!Published on April 15, 2014 by Gretchen Gagos
it was as inspirational as her father's book - has proven herself to be a very inspiritional writer very informativePublished on June 2, 2013 by maggie's girl
Her ego is too big. I HATED THIS "BOOK". It was a gift. What a waste of paper. NOT impressed.Published on May 31, 2013 by Peanut
Taking a page from her father's Pulitzer prize winning book Profiles in Courage, Caroline Kennedy wrote Profiles in Courage for Our Time. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Dr. Wilson Trivino
This book gives 'cashing in' a bad name. Inept profiles of questionable courage. Caroline should be ashamed to trade on her deceased father's name this way.Published on December 28, 2008 by JJ
During our time one lonley man steped up to the plate to take on polotics and america as we know it. Read morePublished on January 31, 2005
On page 3 C Kennedy defines "courage" as "sacrificing their own future, and that of their families, to do what they believed was right for our country". Read morePublished on March 11, 2003 by Acute Observer
Well, I never thought I would see the day, but even Caroline is cashing in on the Kennedys. There was a lot of hype about this book. Read morePublished on May 24, 2002