Author: Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Release Date: May 12, 2006 [EBook #18380]
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after the war
Isaac F. Marcosson
Co-author of “Charles
Frohman, manager and man”
Author of “The autobiography of A clown,” Etc.
John Lane company
London: John Lane, the Bodley head
Toronto: S. B. Gundy : : : MCMXVII
by John Lane company
J. J. Little & Ives Company
New York, U.S.A.
in grateful appreciation
For nearly three years Europe has been drenched with blood and rent with bitter strife. Millions of men have been killed or maimed: billions of dollars in property have gone up in smoke and ruin—all part of the mighty sacrifice laid on the Altar of the Great War.
This tragic tumult must inevitably subside. The smoke of battle will clear: the scarred fields will mantle again with springtime verdure: the fighting hosts will once more find their way to peaceful pursuit. Time the Healer will wipe out the wounds of war.
The world already wearies of the Crimson Canvas splashed with martial scene. Heroism has become the most commonplace of qualities: it takes a monster thrill to move a civilisation sick of destruction. With eager eye it looks forward to the era of regeneration. War ends some time.
Business never ceases. Under the shock of mighty upheaval it has been dislocated by the most drastic strain ever put upon the economic fabric. But it will march on long after Peace will have mercifully sheathed the Sword. Therefore the permanent world problem is the Business problem.
This is why I made two trips to Europe: why I submit this little book in the hope that it may point the way to some realisation of the immense responsibilities which will inevitably crowd upon the world and more especially upon the United States.