Before his death in 1996, Callum MacDonald was a historian at the University of Warwick. His publications include The Lost Battle: Crete, 1941, The United States, Britain and Appeasement and Korea: The War before Vietnam, as well as numerous articles on appeasement and the origins of the Second World War.
`Excellent' -- Robert Kee * Observer * 'A nail-bitingly suspenseful account' * Publishers Weekly * 'Callum MacDonald has discovered much new material . . . and is an expert story-teller' * Daily Telegraph *