ibner's Sons.) There is no better summary of pertinent political issues.
IX. Mr. Fish and the Alabama claims.
By J. C. B. Davis.
（Boston and New York, 1893: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) Another excellent and absorbing summary.
X. the story of the Civil War. By John Codman Ropes.
(New York, 1894-98: G. P. Putnam's Sons.) Unfincharming book.
Grant's personality is nowhere better drawn.
A Bird's-eye view of our Civil War. By Theodore Ayrault Dodge.
（Boston and New York, 1897: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) As a book of quick reference, a table of contents, so to speak, the reader will find this of great help — as did the writer.
Battles and War. Four volumes.
(New York, 1897: The Century Company.) This contains almost everything its title indicates, and is of permanent value.
XVI. * the Mississippi valley in the Civil War. By John Fiske.
Boston and New York, 1900: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) This is an essential book to read, and as delightful as it is neces