BN.com Gift Guide
Customer Reviews for

Profiles in Courage

Average Rating 4
( 42 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(18)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(6)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Ghostwritten

Great book, but very ironic how this book about political integrity was never really written by JFK. It was most likely ghostwritten by his speechwriter, Ted Sorensen. Not to mention all the strings Joe Kennedy pulled to get his boy the Pulitzer...

posted by Anonymous on December 29, 2000

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It's okay

I listened to this on audio cassette. As I began listening to it, I began to wonder if it would have even gotten published if the author had been John Doe. I did come away from listening to the book admiring President Kennedy's extensive vocabulary. Also, John Jr.'s r...
I listened to this on audio cassette. As I began listening to it, I began to wonder if it would have even gotten published if the author had been John Doe. I did come away from listening to the book admiring President Kennedy's extensive vocabulary. Also, John Jr.'s reading of it seemed to lack spirit. With one exception, I though it was informative but not that interesting. The one part that was extremely interesting was the part about Edmund G. Ross. That section was breathtaking. It was Edmund G. Ross's vote who kept Andrew Johnson in office after Lincoln's assasination. If Senator Ross had voted differently, the politicians who wanted to treat the South as vanquished territories would have been in power. If that had happened, would the United States be what it is today?

posted by Anonymous on September 4, 2005

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2010

    who is the author?

    Hello people, it's 2010 and I cannot believe the Kennedy's are still trying to convince the world that JFK wrote this book. It was written by Ted Sorensen. It was made an instant bestseller because Joseph Kennedy bought thousands of copies. google, google, google.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    Don't Bother

    Greatly over rated. JFK was a horrible writer,and a worse president.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    Not Good At All

    I have to read this book for AP American History and it is aweful. The best part is the two introductions by Caroline Kennedy and Robert Kennedy at the beginning. His sentences are so long and every word in them seems to be overexadgerated. Sort of like he used a thesaurus to upgrade every word. It is almost inpossible to understand and is the dullest book every. Coming from me, this review is a surprise. I have always been a very advanced reader I had a 12th grade reading level in 5th grade, but even I can't understand this. I wouldn't reccomend this book to anyone. save yourself the pain. Coming from JFK, I expected 100% more from this book.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    boring, wordy and overated

    My 14 year old had to read this book for school. I encouraged him, saying it was a popular book and after he got into it would love it. I adore all sorts of books. I started reading it and told him I understand his immense dislike of the book. It is boring, wordy, and does nothing to explain true courage. It seems to be a self serving attempt to vindicate politicians. I give it a zero actually. It is all right to admire Kennedy and not admire the book. Perhaps not separating the two is what made some people say they enjoy the book. I am a college graduate with a wide variety of interests and this appealed to none of them. I pity children forced to read it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1