One World in 1943

Wendell Willkie 1940
from FDRL
Wendell Willkie on the cover
of Fortune, 1940
"America's 'Private Citizen No. 1' Arrives
in England," from ILN 1941/02/01

Wendell Willkie's One World was based on his travels in the Fall of 1942, and on his radio speech "Report to the People" Oct. 26, 1942; was written by March 2 and published April 8, 1943.

Willkie was the "self-appointed trouble-shooter in a troubled world" who condemned all isolationism, imperialism, totalitarianism, colonialism, especially in Churchill's India and DeGaulle's France.

Simon & Schuster sold 800,000 hardback copies in one month, 1.1 million in 2 months - was on the New York Times best-seller top May 6 through Sept. 5 - would sell 3m copies by 1945 - distributed free to soldiers by the new Armed Services Editions in 1943 - also was BOMC selection.

Robert de Graff's Pocket Books paperback edition in 1944 sold 500,000 copies for 25 cents

Willkie from ILN 1940/07/06

House passed Fulbright Resolution Sept. 21

Senate passed Connally Resolution Nov. 5

4-Power Declaration at Moscow Conference Oct. 30

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