William Henry Harrison is a shadowy figure to most Americans. Cleaves has succeeded in giving him reality. This is a book primarily for the man who is interested in a vivid, lusty record of Indian warfare, of the War of 1812, of the struggle for the Northwest Territory. In all of this, Harrison played a major part, and it is told as adventure, nation building, rather than dry strategy. Outside his military career, comparatively little is written. He was elected to the Presidency on that career, and he died before he served. There is no other book so far as I know, which fills in the facts of this volume, so it will be an important item for colleges and public libraries, and for any private library of well rounded American history.