Like many another, this volume [was] called forth by the war [WW I], but it is a peace book climaxed with a scene in which the women who participated in the peace gathering, of which Miss Jane Addams was president, present their view of war. The hero, who has left his California mine to enlist in some army, he cares not which, hears the women and realizes that killing is not the chief end of man. Those who have liked Miss Gale's stories of another sort must perforce accustom themselves to some melodramatic gun play of a western town, in order to get the atmosphere which the hero leaves, taking with him the Moor girl who has refused to barter herself for an old debt her father's. - The Continent, November 18, 1915 This edition of the book contains the original forepeace, rejuvenated, and nine additional World War I illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book. Zona Gale (August 26, 1874 – December 27, 1938) was an American author and playwright. Gale was born in Portage, Wisconsin, which she often used as a setting in her writing. She attended Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and later entered the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which she received a Bachelor of Literature degree in 1895, and four years later a master's degree. After college, Gale wrote for newspapers in Milwaukee and New York City, for six years. A visit to Portage in 1903 proved a turning point in her literary life, as seeing the sights and sounds of town life led her to comment that her 'old world was full of new possibilities.' Gale had found the material she needed for her writing, and returned to Portage in 1904 to concentrate full time on fiction. She wrote and published there until her 1938 death, but made trips to New York In 1928 at the age of fifty-four she married William L. Breese, also of Portage. Gale died of pneumonia in a Chicago hospital in 1938.