From the Publisher
"The argument is interesting and stimulating . . . The book is well written and worth reading, and those who have any interest whatever in historical subjects should not overlook it." --Providence Journal
"The author has a simple and strong manner of stating facts and drawing conclusions, and his fascinating style makes the book not only readable, but very entertaining." --Home Journal
"It is particularly brilliant in its generalization concerning the modern employments of the race energy that once made war a profession and a necessity." --Lincoln Evening News
"The book is very suggestive; it presents a theory of history which must be reckoned with; and is remarkable for the skill with which the facts are selected." --American Historical Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.