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  • Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1961

    Seller: Ground Zero Books, Ltd., Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. xxviii, [4], 252 pages. Appendix. Bibliography, DJ soiled, DJ edges worn and small tears/chips. The original edition was published in 1940; this edition contains a new foreword by Henry R. Luce. John F. Kennedy originally wrote this book as his senior thesis at Harvard. He explores the short-term weaknesses of a democratic and capitalistic system, facing a totalitarian power, under the requirements of modern warfare. This copy bears the bookplate of Richard Harwood, believed to be the Richard Harwood who was a reporter, editor and ombudsman at The Washington Post who played important roles in the newspaper for more than 30 years. Mr. Harwood was a gruff, plain-spoken, broad-shouldered former Marine, a veteran of Iwo Jima. Mr. Harwood began his newspaper career in Nashville and established his journalistic reputation on the Louisville Times. When just in his thirties, he was a formidable figure in Kentucky political circles, known as "Black Death Harwood." Colleagues said the nickname grew out of a combination of fear and respect among the politicians he covered. The Times and its sister paper, the morning Courier-Journal, sent him to Washington in 1962 as a correspondent. Mr. Harwood joined The Post in 1966 as a reporter on the national staff. After two years as a highly successful writer, he was named the paper's national editor, and spent the rest of his career as one of The Post's top editors, and as the paper's internal critic, or ombudsman. Why England Slept is the published version of a thesis written by John F. Kennedy while in his senior year at Harvard College. Its title is an allusion to Winston Churchill's 1938 book While England Slept, which also examined the buildup of German power. Published in 1940, Kennedy's book examines the failures of the British government to take steps to prevent World War II, and its initial lack of response to Adolf Hitler's threats of war. It is notable for its uncommon stance of suggesting instead that an earlier confrontation between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany could well have been more disastrous in the long run, rather than castigating the appeasement policy which the British government pursued at the time. The book was originally intended to be no more than a college thesis. It was rated magna cum laude by Professor Henry A. Yeomans and cum laude plus by Professor Carl J. Friedrich. However, Kennedy's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., keen to elevate his son's reputation, encouraged Kennedy to convert the thesis into book form and publish it. He then enlisted Henry Luce to write the foreword, and his friend Arthur Krock, former bureau chief of The New York Times, to assist in redrafting the thesis, which had originally been titled "Appeasement At Munich". As US ambassador to the United Kingdom, Kennedy, Sr. supported Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's policy during the late 1930s. John F. Kennedy lived with his father in the United Kingdom at that time and as such witnessed the Luftwaffe's bombings of the UK first-hand. After publication in 1940, the book sold 80,000 copies in the United Kingdom and the United States, collecting US $40,000 in royalties for Kennedy. Those from the British sales were donated to Plymouth, a British city recently bombed by the Luftwaffe. Reprint Edition. Presumed first printing thus.

  • John F. Kennedy

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1939

    Seller: River of Books, Clive, IA, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition (1940), fourth printing of future president's first book. Ex library with Dewey marking to spine, label to front pastedown, checkout cardholder to rear pastedown, Date Due note affixed to rear end papers, at least two library stamps. Square and good condition.

  • John F. Kennedy

    Published by Hutchinson & Co, London, 1940

    Seller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA, WACCABUC, NY, U.S.A.

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    Cloth. Condition: Good. The 1940 1st British edition of JFK.s first published book, his senior thesis at Harvard, analyzing England's decision to resist Hitler when it did (rather than even earlier). Solid and G+ in its red cloth, with light staining -and spotting-- at the panels and along the spine. 12mo, 234 pgs. plus bibliography and publisher's ads.

  • Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk Inc., New York 1940, 1940

    Seller: RŲnnells Antikvariat AB, Stockholm, Sweden

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    Fourth printing, August 1940. XXX, 252 pp. Publisher's cloth with dust jacket, pages uncut. Owner's signature on first free end paper. Spine ends and upper corners just slightly bumped, else fine. Condition VG+ to Near Fine. Dust jacket with some minor chips, tears and creases at spine ends and edges, condition Very Good. John F. Kennedy's first book, which was first conceived as an undergraduate thesis while studying at Harvard College. The first printing was published in July 1940 and was quickly followed by another three printings the following month. With an introduction by Henry R. Luce.

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    John F Kennedy

    Published by Wilfred Funk, 1940

    Seller: Fantastic Book Discoveries, Cockeysville, MD, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. publisher's original red cloth, spine has some mild soiling, endpapers slightly foxed, owner name is handwritten otherwise no markings, first American edition with no later printings, a new facsimile dustjacket is included.

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    Kennedy, John F

    Published by Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, 1940

    Seller: C. Parritt, Derby, United Kingdom

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    Cloth. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Not dated but assumed 1940 based on catalogue date to rear. 1st edition. 256pp + 40pp catalogue to rear. Good/Fair. Red cloth boards with faded patch to bottom of spine. Contents generally clean and tight but some browning to page edges. Nice price-clipped DW by Cicocamon, with minor loss, some rubbing/chipping to edges/spine, some creasing, spine faded, minor soiling, label mark to back, couple of small tape repairs. A thesis, written by the future President of the US in his final year at Harvard College. The title alludes to Churchill's 1938 book 'While England Slept'. It examines the build up of German/Nazi power in Europe prior to WWII, and the British government's failure to respond to Hitler's threats of war and to prevent outbreak of the war in 1939. The work argues that Chamberlain's appeasement policies were the best approach to take for Britain and that earlier confrontation with Nazi Germany would have been far more disastrous for Britain and potentially for the rest of Europe - a view shared by his father Joseph Kennedy, the then Ambassador to the Court of St James, a position he held between 1938 and 1940. Forword by Henry R Luce. A nice copy of the rare British 1st edition with very scarce DW.

  • Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1940

    Seller: Village Works, New York, NY, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. J.F. Kennedy's first book. No major damage. Mild browning to pages. A few chips to cover. In excellent condition for age. No Dust Jacket.

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    Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, New York, 1940

    Seller: R & G Bliss Books, Excelsior, MN, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very good, first edition book in very good minus dust jacket. Red cloth covered boards with stylized lion on the front board in blue and white. Title on spine is in white lettering against a navy blue background and with white decorative borders; author's name and publisher are in white lettering. Boards are clean. Board spine is lightly sunned; upper and lower outermost edges of boards are somewhat sunned. Upper and lower edges of spine are creased, more so on the lower edge. Small shallow bump along lower edge of front board panel. Fore-edge corner tips are softened and lightly scuffed but not rubbed through, small bump on the lower fore-edge corner of back panel. Upper external page edges are tinted but speckled with loss of color - see photo. Paste-downs and end-papers are darkened from have publisher's glue and transfer stains. First two blank pages have shallow diagonal creasing across fore-edge corners, front paste down and FFEP each have one small speck/stain; back free end-paper has a shallow, slightly diagonal crease the length of the page and near the center. One dog-ear crease on pp. 25-26. Text is age-toned else internally clean. Text block is slightly shaken. Dust jacket is soiled overall (more obvious against the white background of back panel), and scuffed/scratched. All folds are heavily creased. Rub throughs on folds and closed tears have several old tape reinforcements on the reverse side. Significant loss or damage at head and tail of spine, lower edge of front panel and upper fore-edge corner of front panel. To detail a few: Irregular loss at head of jacket spine of approximately 1 3/4" by up to 3/4"; adjacent to that loss is a 1 1/4" slightly diagonal closed tear, with several adjacent creases to the upper edge and across the front panel to the fore-edge fold; lower edge of front panel has a slightly diagonal vertical closed tear of 2 3/4" up through the center; lower right corner has irregular-shaped loss of 1 7/8" up to 1"; loss at tail of jacket spine and carrying over to lower edge of back panel of 2 1/8" by up to 1/2"; upper right corner has loss of 7/8" by up to 1/2" with a number of adjacent diagonal creases, rubs and closed tears. Additional losses at other three fore-edge corners. Upper and lower edges of jacket, including upper edges of inside flaps, have a number of creases, rubs, chips and additional smaller closed tears of 1/2" or less. Back jacket panel has two shallow diagonal creases from the upper to lower edges. Inside flaps have spotting akin to foxing. All flap corners have uniform small clips. Price of $2.00 is intact. Please use close-up options for best inspection and in support of condition description. Additional photos available at your request. International sales to all countries other than the UK and Canada will require use of an alternative shipping company which will result in higher than stated shipping costs. A signature upon receipt may also be required.

  • Kennedy, John F. (Fitzgerald), Foreword By Henry R. Luce

    Published by Wilfrid Funk, Inc., New York, 1940

    Seller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.

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    Plain Wrappers. Condition: Very Good + Book. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Dustjacket. First Edition. 252 Pp. Probably The Earliest Published State Of The Book, Signatures Neatly Stitched With Nine Sets Of Stitching, But Unbound, Three Preliminary Blank Leaves, Four Final Blank Leaves. Red Pencil Note On Front Sheet, "Publication / Aug 1St /Price $2.00", (Actually Published In July According To Doris Kearns Goodwin), With Small "10", Written In Black Pencil On Verso., Possibly A Numbering For Control Of This Pre-Publication Copies. With The Unclipped Dj, With Printed Excerpt From Foreword On Rear Cover, Spine And Edges Worn And Chipped But Essentially Complete, Not Price-Clipped [$2.00], No Loss Of Lettering Or Design, Considerable Tape Reinforcement Inside, One Small Clear Tape Exterior Reinforcement. This Comes With With What May Be The Original Mailing Cardboard Reinforcement, Prestamped "U. S. Postage Paid 30 [Cents], St. Paul Minn Permit #4021, Special 4Th Class Book". A Rare Issue, As Would Be Any Advance Copies Of Presidential Books Prior To The 1970'S; These Seldom If Ever Become Available In The Trade.

  • Kennedy, John F

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation. Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill‚ s work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy‚ s. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England‚ s leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10).

  • Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, New York, 1940

    Seller: Archer's Used and Rare Books, Inc., Kent, OH, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. boards a bit faded/dusty Dust Jacket chipped, spine sunned. Previous owner's book-plate. Dust jacket in mylar guard. Quantity Available: 1. Category: World War II; Great Britain. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20726.

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    Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

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    Cloth. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition, first printing of Why England Slept by John F. Kennedy. (illustrator). First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xxx, 252pp, [5]. Red cloth boards, title stamped in white over blue, light wear to top edge of spine. First printing, with no additional printings mentioned on the copyright page. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. Offsetting to endpapers, light dust along top edge of text block. (Newcomb 10) In publisher's first state dust jacket, $2.00 price on front flap, blurb by Henry R. Luce on back panel and no mention of later printings on front panel. Chipping and light soiling to rear cover, closed tear to rear panel, faint toning to spine, a scarce dust jacket. "Why England Slept" originated from John F. Kennedy's senior thesis at Harvard University. Originally titled "Appeasement at Munich," Kennedy's work delved into the reasons for Britain's policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany in the lead-up to World War II. His primary focus was on the years 1937-1939. After graduating from Harvard, Kennedy sought to get his thesis published. With some editing and revisions, particularly to make it more accessible to the general public, the work was published under the title "Why England Slept" in 1940. The title change was an allusion to Winston Churchill's earlier work, "While England Slept," which reflected similar themes.

  • Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: Carpetbagger Books, Woodstock, IL, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Fine in a Very Good jacket, unclipped ($2.00), rubbed at the surface and edges, a few small chips, two strips of reinforcement at the head and foot of the spine. Red buckram with blue and white ink lettering and designs on the spine and front board. Square and firmly bound with a dark blue top stain, clean internally. The first published edition of Kennedy's honor's thesis from his time at Harvard University. He examines the Munich episode and "why catastrophe has enveloped England," while making connections to contemporary American defense.

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    Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA, Covina, CA, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. An advance copy of the author's first book, with a printed presentation card from the publisher laid in. The published version of a thesis written by future U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) during his senior year at Harvard College. It examines the failures of the British government to take steps to prevent World War II and is notable for its uncommon stance of suggesting instead that an earlier confrontation between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany could well have been more disastrous in the long run, rather than castigating the popular appeasement policy that the British government then pursued - and Kennedy's father, as United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, supported during the late 1930s. Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with blue and white stamping. A bit of wear to the bottom corners. The dust jacket is moderately edgeworn, with a scuff to the front panel and some light sun fading along the spine; else very good.

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    Kennedy, John F.

    Published by Wilfred Funk, New York, 1940

    Seller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA, Portland, OR, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. First edition, first printing in dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.00 intact. 252 pp. Bound in publisher's cloth. Very Good, with patches of paper adhered to rear cover pulled from blank verso of the dust jacket. End sheets offset from binder's glue, small vintage bookseller's ticker to front free end paper. In a Very Good dust jacket with rubbing at the folds, soiling, chipping at the corners and spine ends, darkening to spine panel, and light staining which is mostly visible from the blank verso. Originally written as a thesis while JFK was still at Harvard, the book was conceived as a follow-up to Winston Churchill's While England Slept.

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    Kennedy, John F

    Published by Wilfred Funk Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: Barter Books Ltd, Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom

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    Maroon hardback cloth cover. First Edition. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). xxx, 252pp. Signed and dedicated by the author to the Marquis of Lothian [British Ambassador to the United States at the time]. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Tape marks to prelims. Ex Newbattle Lothian College Library.

  • Kennedy, John F

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition, early printing of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed in a contemporary hand "Jack Kennedy" on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine very good. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill‚ s work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy‚ s. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England‚ s leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10).

  • Kennedy, John F

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, "For Asa Bordages with best wishes Jack Kennedy." The recipient, Asa Bordages was a feature writer for the New York World-Telegram¬and playwright known for the 1941 play Brooklyn USA. Introduction by Henry R. Luce. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice presentation. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill‚ s work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy‚ s. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England‚ s leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10).

  • Kennedy, John F

    Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940

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    First edition of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Miss Brown with many thanks for her help in bringing out this book Best wishes Jack Kennedy." The recipient, Mona Brown was a personal assistant and secretary to Joseph Kennedy for seven years, a period of time which included his ambassadorship to the United Kingdom. She was part of the Kennedy household's innermost circle and spent a considerable amount of time with the Kennedy children, especially young Jack and Kathleen. She transcribed Why England Slept for Jack, the basis for which was his Harvard thesis. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association. Published the year Kennedy graduated from Harvard, Why England Slept was an expansion of his senior thesis. The title is a variation on the title of Winston Churchill‚ s work, While England Slept, published about two years before Kennedy‚ s. It was dedicated to John's parents, Rose and Joe Kennedy. In this work he attempts to explain why England was so poorly prepared for World War II and why England‚ s leaders settled upon the disastrous policies of appeasement. The book served as a warning to those in our country who felt that appeasing Hitler and staying out of the war was a viable option. It became a bestseller in the United States and went through several printings in its first year. (Newcomb, 10).

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    Kennedy, John F. & Thurber, Donald

    Published by Wilfred Funk, 1940

    Seller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979, ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.

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    FIRST EDITION. WHY ENGLAND SLEPT, Wilfred Funk, 1940, first edition, upper left corner of rear cover bumped, else just about a vg+ copy in a vg dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear. INSCRIBED by the author, most likely at time of publication, to one of his Harvard University classmates, Donald Thurber, who later became a life long friend and a significant political ally from Michigan who aided Kennedy in his 1960 quest for the Whitehouse and later became an University of Michigan Regent. The first book of the author and later 35th President. Accompanied by RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by Donald Thurber published by The Prismatic Club of Detroit and The Charles Kelly Foundation in 1995, first edition, a fine copy being #22/350 copies, this one SIGNED by the author. Herein, Thurber relates in fine detail his friendship with JFK.