Why England Slept
By John F. Kennedy
(Praeger, Hardcover, 9780313228742, 252pp.)
Publication Date: October 1981
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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.