Profiles in Courage - Memorial Edition Author:John F Kennedy Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant classic, and ... more »was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Now, a half-century later, it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues.« less
Looking back, a cynic (who, me?) would say that this is a lot like a campaign kick-off, the people involved where not particularly courageous, and it is heavily weighted towards people with a New England -esque point of view.