The first edition of this translation was published in New York in 1897. Ten years later we purchased the plates and copyright and brought out an edition in paper covers. The type was small and the printing unattractive, but the demand for the book continues, and we now offer a new edition from new plates. The translation is unchanged except for a few slight verbal corrections, and we are reprinting the introduction by the translator just as originally written. The events of sixteen years have in many ways confirmed his forecast, and the spectacular figure of Theodore Roosevelt now offers a striking parallel to that of Napoleon the Little.
C. H. K.