Axis - Clive IrvingLondon: Hamish Hamilton, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a ¼" closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Top edges of text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Could World War II have been avoided? As it began Winston Churchill said: ‘It could have been stopped. It should have been stopped.’ When had that chance been lost? And why? Axis weaves around these questions a fictional narrative that nowhere falsifies history. It re-creates the atmosphere of Europe in the shadow of Hitler and the deep conflicts of allegiance in Britain and Germany. For Group Captain Edward Seton the Munich crisis brings these conflicts to a head. Seton knows that Hitler’s position is based on a massive deception — but he also knows why the British will to resist Hitler has been undermined. Behind the cover of appeasement a deeper plot to ally Britain and Germany has powerful adherents. Ruth Dexter, a young American, reveals to Seton the extent of the plot and together they are drawn into an intrigue reaching to the German spymaster, Admiral Canaris.”