New sidelights on our Revolutionary War, through a lively account of the youthful aides, who played so important a part in the conduct of affairs and whose personalities influenced many phases of the period in which they lived. It was an interesting group, and through his relations with them, General Washington comes to life most vividly. Shifting scene -- Philadelphia, New York, Valley Forge, Charleston, Yorktown, and so on. Good for supplementary reading in any high school or college course in American history. Excellent for school and public libraries. The style makes it pleasant reading.