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Why England Slept

Why England Slept

Written by John F. Kennedy

Date Made: 1940

Medium: Printed paper, cardboard

Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches 

Hardbound First Edition copy published by Wilfred Funk, Inc. of New York, bound in Bancroft Elton red cloth cover. Jacket was designed by Frank Lieberman with an illustration of a sleeping lion on cover.  John F. Kennedy wrote this book while he was a senior in college at Harvard University.  Kennedy attempts in this book to explain why England was so ill prepared for World War II.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum