The outline and incomplete material of AN UNDIVIDED UNION were left among the papers of the late
William T. Adams ("Oliver Optic"), and the same notes that were to complete the "Blue and Gray--On Land"
series also closed the life-work of America's best-known writer of boys' stories.
There has been a constant demand that this unfinished concluding volume be prepared for publication, and
The life of Theodore Roosevelt is one well worth studying by any American boy who wishes to make
something of himself and mount high on the ladder of success.
The twenty-sixth President of our country is a fine type of the true American of to-day, full of vim and vigor,
quick to comprehend, and equally quick to act, not afraid to defend his opinions against all comers when
satisfied that he is in the right, independent, and yet not lacking in fine social qualities, physically and morally
courageous, and with a faith in himself and his God that is bound to make for good so...
"For the Liberty of Texas" is a tale complete in itself, but it forms the first of a line of three volumes to be
known under the general title of the "Mexican War Series."
Primarily the struggle of the Texans for freedom did not form a part of our war with Mexico, yet this struggle
led up directly to the greater war to follow, and it is probably a fact that, had the people of Texas not at first
accomplished their freedom, there would have been no war between the two larger republics.
The history of Texas and her struggle for liberty is unlike that...