John F. Kennedy

Political Offices

What book did Kennedy write while he was a senator that earned him a Pulitzer Prize?

Kennedy authored the book Profiles in Courage (1956), which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957. The book examined eight U.S. senators who showed courage in taking unpopular stands. The senators profiled in the book included: John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, Sam Houston, Edmund G. Ross, Lucius Lamar, George Norris, and Robert Taft.


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