Stated First American Edition. Pages tight and clean. Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 427 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1986. ISBN: 0714540692. What if Britain's decline as a world power and the many errors of judgment in military, diplomatic and economic policy since the end of the First World War had been influenced, no so much by a succession of world events and individual gaffes, as by the sinister machinations of a motivated individual, dedicated to the destruction of imperial and capitalistic Britain?