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Profiles in Courage for Our Time

Profiles in Courage for Our Time

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Year Published: 2012

Description: Profiles in Courage for Our Time, a series of essays by notable writers and compiled by Caroline Kennedy, celebrates the work of 13 individuals — some well known, others less so — who have won the "Profile in Courage" award for their dedication to public service.  Its name derives from John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage, published in 1955, which recounted the careers of eight U.S. Senators throughout American history, each of whom suffered politically as a result of a controversial position they took during their time in office.   

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