Grenfell's great fear seems to be that the ""tight little island"", with its loss of colonies and of raw materials and of markets, has become a shade too tight for comfort. This is an angry book, which should stir up some of the Americans who take Britain's collaboration with the United States for granted. Grenfell, an officer in the British Navy, feels that Britain had best let America fend for herself, and that Britons should keep their skirts clear of any other war to end war. He sees Britain's future in a strong Anglo-French-German Alliance, and in discouraging busybodies and others who are trying to foment a ""Boston Tea Party in Africa"" and a few of the other spots still under British dominion. Among the revealing- if controversial- chapters are those dealing with events that led up to World Wars I and II. This should ruffle a lot of feelings both sides of Atlantic.