In a world getting more and more globalized, war in any part of the world effects citizens of all nations, in one way or the other. It is, therefore, more important then ever before to understand the causes, reasons, and consequences of all wars.
The solemn duty of narrating the wars now devolves upon our journalists, and a few nears hence will tax the powers of the ablest historians that the world can produce.
An excerpt from the Author’s Introduction:
"This book is intended to enable the reader to scan the daily bulletins with something of an intelligent understanding of the dispatches. No one, as yet, can tell him how it will all end; but we endevour here to tell him why it began; to indicate, as nearly as possible, the various ends that are striven for; and to show him the resources and implements that came into play- many of them for the first time. There is no intention here of according praise or blame to any of the combatants, or expressing any opinion as to the merits of the conflict or the truth or falsehood of those that wage it. We hope we have presented, simply and clearly, as many of the pertinent facts as our space allows.”