Why England Slept

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 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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This is a very shrewd I sight, by one so young.
He displays an understanding not shown by
His father, who displayed an anti British trait, in
Realising Nazism had to be stopped at all cost.
He is a loss to the world. 

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This is an extraordinary book not only because it was written as a college thesis by a future president but the lessons learned 75 years ago are still apt today. And not just as they relate to the ... Read full review


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