A collection of articles and addresses on various subjects connected with American history by the distinguished naval historian. This is a random miscellany covering subjects of varying importance, but Morison never once lowers the flag of historical scholarship and literary charm for which he is known as well as Harvard's most distinguished history professor. There is a long essay on clipper ships; letters on the Harvard Columbus Expedition; historical notes on the Gilbert and Marshall Islands; biographical pieces on the young Washington, Edward Channing, the Pilgrim Fathers; an account of the Henry-Crillon Affair of 1812; etc. etc. Authentic Americana, this footnotes history in terms of personalities and often minor incidents which are recorded and re-interpreted for the modern reader.