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Why England Slept. Signed copy [to the: Kennedy, John F

Kennedy, John F

Published by Wilfred Funk Inc, New York (1940)

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About this Item: Wilfred Funk Inc, New York, 1940. 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. Seller Inventory # e2175

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Profiles in Courage and Why England Slept;: John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

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About this Item: Kennedy, John F. Profiles In Courage; Decisive Moments In The Lives of Celebrated Americans. New York: Harper and Brothers, January 1958 (A-G). Later printing. SIGNED "John Kennedy" on ffe. 5.5" X 8.38", pp. xix, 1 - 266. The book is well bound and clean, only the slightest edge wear along the bottom and bumping at head / foot of spine. DJ has wear and several small chips along the bottom edge, closed tear at top right corner, small spot on spine and wear along the vertical edges of the spine. VG / G+ Kennedy, John F. Why England Slept; Decisive Moments In The Lives of Celebrated Americans. New York: Wilfed Funk, 1940. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED "To Jan / Best from / John Kennedy" on ffe. 5.5" X 8.25", pp. xxx, 3 - 252. The book is well bound and clean, some adhesive bleed through on end papers, only the minimal wear at the extremeities. Married DJ has small chipping at the corners, wear at the head / foot of spine, tide mark at base of spine and a mostly unobtrusive 2" closed tear on the rear panel Ephemera: Also included with these books are items collected from the 1960 Oregon Campaign: Uncommon, 1" OK Oregon for Kennedy pin, Two multi-fold pieces of campaign literature, 8 pp. Kennedy biographical tabloid, torn corner. In 1959 JFK visited Oregon five times. The following year he spent five days stumping in Oregon May 15th - 19th. The Oregon Primary was critical to JFK winning the Democratic nomination. At that time, Oregon was the first Western state to hold a mandatory primary - in which every candidate appeared on the ballot whether he wanted to be or not. Oregon had, over the previous decades, broke the hopes of other well-positioned candidates. In 1948, popular Minnesota governor Harold Stassen looked like he had a great shot at the Republican nomination until the polls closed in Oregon and he found that Thomas Dewey of New York had battered his hopes. "The Oregon Trail for Sen. John F. Kennedy was really the end of a long, grueling cross-country tour de force. Pitted for the first time against a field of four, Kennedy registered a knockout." Time Magazine Kennedy had significant challenges to overcome: He was a Catholic in a state which had only recently outlawed the KKK, and papists were not well accepted by many. His brother Bobby Kennedy had created quite a stir in the Beaver State by the enthusiastically prosecuting the mob associated Teamsters Union, in the process indicting and prosecuting Portland's popular Democratic mayor, Terry Schrunk. Schrunk was ultimately acquitted, but held a life long animosity toward the Kennedys. Perhaps most challenging was the entrance of Oregon Senator Wayne Morse into the race. A win by Morse in Oregon would likely have put an end to Kennedy's Presidential run. In the end, Kennedy got exactly what he needed from Oregon, and hardly a single vote more. The final vote tally put him at 50.9 percent of the vote - a commanding lead over the number-two vote-getter, Morse, with 32 percent. Provenance: These books were signed in person by JFK for Mrs. Jan Tankersley, Portland OR. She was an avid Democrat, a devout Catholic, and supporter of JFK. She specifically went to the Portland airport on Sunday, May 15, 1960 to meet him. She had these books signed as he was hustling through the airport. She also went and listened to his speech at Lewis and Clark College the next morning. Tankersley added a small note in pencil on the ffe recording the event. "Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage." (p 55). Seller Inventory # 2044

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Kennedy, John F

Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York (1940)

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About this Item: Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940. First edition of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, original red cloth. 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. Lightest of rubbing, 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. 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). Seller Inventory # 19055

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Kennedy, John F

Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York (1940)

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About this Item: Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940. First edition of John F. Kennedy's first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Presentation 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 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). Seller Inventory # 82340

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WHY ENGLAND SLEPT: Kennedy, John F.

Kennedy, John F. & Thurber, Donald

Published by Wilfred Funk (1940)

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From: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979 (ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Wilfred Funk, 1940. 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. Seller Inventory # 10986

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Why England Slept: Kennedy, John F.

Kennedy, John F.

Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York (1940)

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About this Item: Wilfred Funk, Inc, New York, 1940. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. First edition. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock. The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy." Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage. Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112). [With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41. KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within. The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. Seller Inventory # 260820

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