|| Henry Steele Commager says: "What a fascinating book it is! I read it at one sitting, it was so exciting. It is a book with much wider implications than might appear at first glance, for it raises a basic question of politics: how can men who are good, upright intelligent and trained to public service make such fantastically bad mistakes of judgment and of conduct. How Rowse brings it all back-the sense of rushing into the abyss, the desperate feeling that nothing could save us,the impatience amounting to despair with good men who did wrong." Dust jacket inner folds clipped.