Why England Slept

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Greenwood Press, 1981 - History - 252 pages
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Written by John F. Kennedy in 1940 when he was still in college and reprinted in 1961 when he was president, this book is an appraisal of the tragic events of the thirties that led to World War II. It is an account of England's unpreparedness for war and a study of the shortcomings of democracy when confronted by the menace of totalitarianism.

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

John Kennedy's account of the period before World War II explaining the policy of appeasement --a bit odd since his father as US ambassador to Britain did not really support the war. Read full review

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JFK wrote this while in collage and pubished in mid 1940, partly in response to Churchills' 1938 book "while England Slept". In his introduction he answers churchill this way ""... it appears ... Read full review


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