Flight to England (1943)


"If Ever We're Going to Win This War We've Got to Face Up to Holocausts Not in the German Manner, Please God, But in Our Own"

Wylie, J.A.R. Flight to England. New York: Random House, 1943.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this acclaimed writer's impressions of England during wartime including the Blitz. "An Englishwoman goes back to England to see for herself 'the shaping of great events by a great people.' And she has shared her findings--her relearning to assess the thoughts and emotions, and secondarily the actions of her people; she has given as vigorous and human a picture of England 'paying without stint, without complaint, without trying to unload the blame on other shoulders' the price of blood and sweat and tears. She has visited the industrial areas, the cities and the villages, the camps, the bombed areas, the Limehouse section of London--and Claridge's--and all levels between... There is something that cuts deep in this record; it is not that she tells a different story from the story others have told, but she writes with punch and humor and fearlessness" (Kirkus).  Book with patchy toning to extremities of cloth. Dust jacket with light wear and toning to extremities. A very good copy.