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Tlii8 is the title ot a work which th Century company, of Union Square, Xew York, has begun issuing in nurabcrs. The lirst numbers have been received.andcer tainly proinise much for ttie coiuoleted work. They are beauüfully printed on good paper, and the llustratioñs are both interesting and flnely executed. There are excellent portraits of Abraham Lincoln, .1 unies Buchanan, Stephen A. Douglas, Jeffersoa Davis, Gen. George U. Mc Clellan, Gen. Beauregard, and a number of other noted characters iu this number It is the intention of the publishers to glve a clear and full history of the groa war, not written froni a partisan stand point, but designed to be critically correct and free from bias. The matter for the work will be written by a number of the leading men who took part in the struggle on botli sides. The "war articlea'' wliich appeared in the Century magazine have been elaborated by their authors and will form a part of the work, while other portions will come from parties equally well informed as to the politieal aud military liistory of this memorable conflict When completed this work will form the most interesting history of the war yet published, and one from which the younger generation can become conversant witli the saliant .features of the politieal and military events which must always rcmniii the most interesting portion of tlie history of the United States. To the young people therefore, it will be a valuable aid in studying the history of the country, and to those older, who have known many of the chief actors, and yet remember the intense and desperate nature of the conflict, lts pages will be studleil with the deepest interest. To the "old soldier," who yet lives largely in the stirring events of those four years, nothingcouldbe more interesting than sucli a work as this. In studying'itü pages he will be again "at the front," and bis blood will tingle while he followa the footsteps of the brigade, división or corpa to which he belonged, and renews his remembrance of their gallant deeds. It is such i history as should be in the library of every American, th-tt the young people of the country niay seo what it cost to maintain a government whose citlzens enjoy more liberty and greater general prosperity tlian any other on earth. The Ceniury company will be represented in this State by Mr. C. W. Arnold, who has entire control of the sule of the work In Michigan. His address is Xo. 18 John H. street, Detroit.


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