Preface by James W. Gerard. Illus. with photos. Richmond, Va.: Greystone Press, (1937). Small 4to. Black cloth, stamped in white & red. xx, 514 p. 1st ed. About fine. 
Viereck describes this book as the "story of William II in the form of a trial before the High Court of History." It is said to reveal "how William II was drawn into the war as was Woodrow Wilson by masters of intrigue at home and abroad, by accidents, blunders and misunderstandings, by madmen parading as statesmen, by lying friends and hypocritical foes. The recital of what went on in the foreign offices, royal palaces and embassies of Europe, should open our eyes to the menace of secret diplomacy and international embroilments." Viereck warns that the "same intrigues that flourished before 1914 are going on today ... Must we follow on the road to ruin like rats led to destruction by the Pied Piper of Hamelin?" Viereck was indicted for sedition during both World Wars.