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THE NEW AGE
WILLIS MASON WEST
ALLYN AND BACON
A RECORD of the World War as early as this must be incomplete and more or less marked by positive errors. Still I think it worth while to put a brief survey at once into the hands of American students, without waiting for the fuller light that future years will bring. The war has aroused in high-school boys and girls a splendid fervor for freedom and democracy. The magnificent story of America's part in that war, however imperfectly told, should give food to nourish and harden that impulsive fervor into intelligent and lasting resolve.
I acknowledge here my very great debt to my friend and former colleague, William Stearns Davis. Through his kindness I have been enabled to read in manuscript, and to make free use of, the admirable chapter on the campaigns of the war that is to appear in the new edition of his Roots of the War.
Willis MASON WEST. WINDAGO FARM, August 1, 1919.