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time was also a Mediterranean power, and herein we are given an
opportunity to study that development from an angle other than
the one usually presented,-from that of Spanish rather than of
continental European history.
In the compilation of this useful history the writer has made
extensive use of almost every known and available secondary source,
as well as many printed original sources. The balance of i;he book
is well preserved by the author's almost entire abstention from
the use of manuscript materials. That may well be left for some
subsequent investigator. This study is as erudite and minute as
a general history of this period can be in two volumes. The bib-
liographical scope of the work is truly enormous, manifested by
careful foot-notes and by ample bibliographical treatises at the end
of the respective chapters.
My Story. By Anson Mills, Brigadier-General, U. S. A. Edited
by C. H. Claudy. (Washington: Published by the author.
1918. Pp. 411.)
This is the autobiography of a keen, vigorous, high-spirited
American whose long and full life, though closely identified with
the frontier, has touched many sides of our general national de-
velopment. Beginning with his early life in the then frontier In-
diana, the narrative runs easily through a brief schooling in West-
ern New York, two years at West Point, a year of school-teaching
in McKinney, Texas, and three years in El Paso as a surveyor.
With the outbreak of Civil War, young Mills, who was a staunch
Unionist, Went to Washington, received a lieutenant's commission
in the regular infantry, and served with the Army of the Cumber-
land until the end of hostilities. He remained in the army as
captain, and after some further services in the West and South,
married in 1867. From this point the narrative becomes fuller, for
the General counts his married life as the richest and fullest part
of his career. The account of his subsequent services at a score of
western army posts, in the later Indian wars and as a member of
the Mexican Boundary Commission, his promotions, his business
relations in and services to El Paso, his invention of the Mills


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