WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1961. Hardcover. First edition thus, a reissue of the 1940 first edition with a new foreword by Henry R. Luce. 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. Octavo: 252 p. Original cloth binding, with red and blue stamping. Small bookseller's label to the front pastedown. Some very mild edgewear to the dust jacket; else very good or better. Very good / Very good. Item #73698

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