A military biography, giving in considerable detail the story of Scott's life, his campaigns, etc. The Aaron Burr trial interested him first in army manoeuvres, and the Chesapeake tragedy aroused him to join the militia, and there his career started. For half a century, he was perhaps the leading military strategist of our country. Later he was to direct Indian affairs, the Mexican War, and to take part in planning the Civil War campaigns. Not particularly colorful, though he has high spots, but is more interesting than the average military biography is apt to be. For men.