e offers a pilgrimage of reading such as few have leisure to undertake, those books most directly and compactly authentic or remunerative have been marked with a star.
Works of controversy are not included.
Several volumes, once conspicuous, are omitted because of their present trifling value.
It is impracticable to enumerate many documents,--Sumner's speeches, for example,--essential though they be to the student.
I. Grant and his campaigns.
By Henry Coppee.
(New York, 1866: Charles B. Richardson.) By far the best of the early military biographies.
With General Sheridan in Lee's last campaign.
By a staff officer [F. C. Newhall]. (Philadelphia, 1866: J. B. Lippincott Company.) The most vivid story of the cavalry battles yet told.
III.* personal history of Ulysses S. Grant.
By Albert D. Richardson.
（Hartford, Conn., 1868: American Publishing Company.) Full of anecdote and interest.
On the whole, better than either its contemporaries or its followers.