New York: Agora Publishing Co., 1944. First American Edition. Hardcover. First American (& First Hardcover) edition. Octavo, original black cloth titled in pale green on upper panel, blank spine. 113 pp., frontispiece portrait of Wells (taken from the Penguin edition of 1943). A sound, very good copy. Scarce. Very Good. Item #311591
¶ Wells's attack on the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII written at the height of the Second World War. Within it, Wells uses his position and popularity to bolster British morale, praising the English spirit whilst simultaneously condemning the "spreading octopus" of the Church and its "Shinto alliance."