This book was written in 1913-1914 — that's one CENTURY ago! — even before the two World Wars — but some excerpts are nonetheless either premonitory or still valid nowadays. It predicts the age of atomic bombs and, though in the fiction it works differently in its consequences on the battlefield, it tackles the brand new impact of this strategic weapon as of its deterrence and its proliferation.

Here are some quotes, a list of vocabulary which can has usefulness for non-native English readers, and finally resources for further reading.