Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1990


Hernon's title is a deliberate take-off of Kennedy's Profiles in Courage. Unlike Kennedy's patriotic portrayal of various Senators, Hernon takes the position that the best-known U.S. Senators throughout history don't deserve their renown as much as some lesser-known (or completely unknown) ones who served at the same time. Each chapter of his book pairs a famous Senator with his lesser-known counterpart.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Armonk, NY
Publication year:
  • 1997


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