Lot n° 105
4000 - 5000
KENNEDY JOHN FITZGERALD (1917-1963).
MANUSCRIPT, partly autograph [presentation of Appeasement at Munich, between 8 March and May 1940]; 3 pages and a half in-4 format, typed document with autograph addenden and corrections (perforations to paper); in English.
Presentation of Kennedy’s end of studies fi nal project at Harvard University, on the British disarmament policy before the Munich Agreements.
The present essay, Appeasement at Munich, was accepted cum laude by the faculty, and later rewritten and redrafted by Arthur Krock (winner of three Pulitzer prizes) at the request of Joseph Kennedy, the author’s father, and published a few months later (New York, Wilfred Funk, 1940) entitled Why England Slept (in reference to Churchill’s While England Slept, 1938), with a preface by Henry Luce, who was an American magazine magnate and friend of Joseph Kennedy, at the time Ambassador of the United States in London and a proponent of a concensus with Germany. Kennedy adds longhand to the typed document a list of six stages in the rearmament of the British.
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