Why England Slept by JFK - John F. Kennedy First Edition 1st Printing 1940

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Item details

Vintage from the 1940s

Materials

Paper, cloth

Written by John F Kennedy during his Senior Year at Harvard this is the published version of his thesis – the title was an allusion to Winston Churchill’s book ‘While England Slept’ written in 1938.
Published in 1940, the book examines the failures of the British Government to take steps to prevent World War II. ‘
The book, according to Wikipedia, ‘after it’s selling copies in England and the US, collected $40,000(US) in royalties for Kennedy; those from the British sales were donated to Plymouth, England, recently bombed by the Luftwaffe, while Kennedy bought a green Buick convertible with the American income.’
This book is the FIRST EDITION – with no dust jacket. It is in Very Fine condition – with NO writing on the inside. There is minimal shelf wear on the bottom. There is slight yellowing on the opening cover. Otherwise the pages are in excellent condition. No rips, no page creases.
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Written by John F Kennedy during his Senior Year at Harvard this is the published version of his thesis – the title was an allusion to Winston Churchill’s book ‘While England Slept’ written in 1938.
Published in 1940, the book examines the failures of the British Government to take steps to prevent World War II. ‘
The book, according to Wikipedia, ‘after it’s selling copies in England and the US, collected $40,000(US) in royalties for Kennedy; those from the British sales were donated to Plymouth, England, recently bombed by the Luftwaffe, while Kennedy bought a green Buick convertible with the American income.’
This book is the FIRST EDITION – with no dust jacket. It is in Very Fine condition – with NO writing on the inside. There is minimal shelf wear on the bottom. There is slight yellowing on the opening cover. Otherwise the pages are in excellent condition. No rips, no page creases.
***************************************************
International Shipping Available! Message us to add your country!
Set Props needed ASAP? Shoot us a quick note for expedited shipping!
Gift Wrapping available (extra)
************************************************
Are you on the hunt for your favorite Mid Century Modern piece?
Message me and I will keep a sharp look out!
VISIT OUR OTHER SHOPS AT:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PardonMyGames
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PardonMyretro
• Gluten Free Products!
• HEY! check out my REVIEWS!
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/PARDONMYVINTAGESHOP/reviews?ref=shop_info
• PROPS used in photography NOT included with item!
• Can I get a discount?
If you are a regular shopper, at any of our ‘Pardon My’ shops, please contact us for a ‘Loyalty Discount’. If you are interested in purchasing more than one item, we will be able to discount the shipping. You will only be purchasing shipping for the heaviest item.

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