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WHY ENGLAND SLEPT by  John F Kennedy - First Edition - 1940 - from johnson rare books & archives (SKU: 71706)

WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

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WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

by Kennedy, John F

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New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Good. An advance copy of the author's first book, with a printed presentation card from the publisher laid in. The published version of a thesis written by future U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) during his senior year at Harvard College. It examines the failures of the British government to take steps to prevent World War II and is notable for its uncommon stance of suggesting instead that an earlier confrontation between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany could well have been more disastrous in the long run, rather than castigating the popular appeasement policy that the British government then pursued - and Kennedy's father, as United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, supported during the late 1930s. Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with blue and white stamping. A bit of wear to the bottom corners. The dust jacket is moderately edgeworn, with a scuff to the front panel and some light sun fading along the spine; else very good.

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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
johnson rare books & archives US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
71706
Title
WHY ENGLAND SLEPT
Author
Kennedy, John F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Wilfred Funk, Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1940
Keywords
Americana, U.S. Presidents, John F. Kennedy, World War II, Second World War, Diplomacy, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Foreign Policy

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