Profiles in Courage for Our Time

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Caroline Kennedy
Hyperion Books, Apr 30, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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Nearly half a century after then-Senator John F. Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage, the Kennedy family continues to keep alive the tradition of honoring selfless public service with its Profiles in Courage Award. Now in paperback, Profiles in Courage for Our Time pays tribute to 13 such heroes in the same spirit as the original collection. Some of our greatest writers have brought their formidable talents to this celebration of modern political bravery including Michael Beschloss, Anna Quindlen, Bob Woodward, and Marian Wright Edelman. Also included is Caroline Kennedy's profile of the latest award recipient, Kofi Annan. These are just a few of the luminaries who eloquently and passionately record the experiences of the award winners. This celebration of modern political bravery demonstrates that heroism among today's elected officials is as possible and inspiring as ever.

"The Profiles in Courage Award seeks to honor those whose lives of service prove that politics can be a noble profession. We hope that Americans realize that there are men and women serving at all levels of our government who are legends of our time." --Caroline Kennedy

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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

A book that I wish the politicians would read. Once again we read of people who thought of the greater good and not only for themselves. My favorite is about Gerald Ford and his pardon of Nixon, there ... Read full review

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Excellent! Good reference to campaign finance reform (John McCain, Russ Feingold), makes references to race tracking in schools, gun control, raising taxes. Highlights courageous opinions, knowing it may cost them (elected officials) their next election. Covers both parties. Interesting. Read full review

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Claudia Gerbasi grew up in Manhasset, NY in the neighboring town to her future husband, Bart Ruggiere. She has lived in NYC since 1992. Claudia and Bart were married in March of 2000. Claudia is currently a sales director for Cole Haan and lives with her current husband, John Donovan, in downtown Manhattan. Her passions include travel, scuba, yoga, reading, being with friends and family, and doing the Sunday Times crossword. Julia Collins is from Chattanooga, TN where she grew up one of five children. She moved to NYC in the spring of 1997, where she met and later married Tom Collins in 2000. She is currently employed with the National Football League in their consumer products division and resides on the upper east side of Manhattan. A former college cheerleader, her past-times include fitness boxing, running, playing golf, water skiing and travel. Ann Haynes grew up in Watertown, NY. After college, she moved to New York City and began her career in the financial services industry. In 1989, while pregnant with her first child TJ, she moved to the suburb community of Rye, NY. Here she met and later married her husband Ward Haynes in 1994. Three years later they had twins Billy and Elizabeth. Ann recently stopped working in order to devote more time to her three children. Pattie Carrington grew up in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. She moved to NYC after graduating college and married her Englishman husband, Jeremy "Caz" Carrington in September 2000. Today, she lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York with her dog Lola. Pattie is the Director of Closed-end Funds at Deutsche Asset Management and spends weekends at her beach-house on Long Island.

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