Why England Slept

Why England Slept

By John F. Kennedy

Praeger, Hardcover, 9780313228742, 252pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 1981

Description

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.



About the Author
Theodore C. Sorensen, former special counsel and adviser to President John F. Kennedy, has practiced international law for more than thirty-four years and has advised numerous international institutions and foreign governments. He is the author of several books on the presidency and domestic and foreign politics, and he has written for "Foreign Affairs," the "New York Times," and other publications.