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Why England Slept by  John F Kennedy - Hardcover - First Edition - 1940 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 180715012)

Why England Slept

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Why England Slept

by Kennedy, John F

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  • hardcover
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New York: Wilfred Funk, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 252 pp. First edition, first printing in dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.00 intact. Very Good, with patches of paper adhered to rear cover pulled from blank verso of the dust jacket. End sheets offset from binder's glue, small vintage bookseller's ticker to front free end paper. In a Very Good dust jacket with rubbing at the folds, soiling, chipping at the corners and spine ends, darkening to spine panel, and light staining which is mostly visible from the blank verso. Originally written as a thesis while JFK was still at Harvard, the book was conceived as a follow-up to Winston Churchill's While England Slept.

Synopsis

Why England Slept is the published version of a thesis written by John F. Kennedy while in his senior year at Harvard College. Its title was an allusion to Winston Churchill's 1938 book While England Slept, which also examined the buildup of German power.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
180715012
Title
Why England Slept
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Wilfred Funk
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1940

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
offset
A technique of printing where the inked image or text is ...[more]

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