A test at the U. S. Naval Academy seems
to show that the following books are most
wanted by the men of our navy. The list
is of interest, and the titles are given in the
order of their desirability.
Sea Wolf.
Call of the Wild.
Treasure Island.
Tom Sawyer.
Over the Top.
Huckleberry Finn.
When a Man's a Man.
Two Years Before the Mast.
Mr. Britling Sees It Through.
Three Musketeers.
First Hundred Thousand.
Spell of the Yukon.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Count of Monte Cristo.
The Man Without a Country.
Four Million.
Tales, E. A. Poe.
Eyes of the World.

Shepherd of the Hills.
Last of the Mohicans.
My Four Years in Germany, James W.
Rhymes of a Red Cross Man.
Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.
Innocents Abroad.
Richard Carvel.
Silver Horde.
Lorna Doone.
Tale of Two Cities.
Winning of Barbara Worth.
Broad Highway.
David Copperfield.
Luck of Roaring Camp.
Burning Daylight.
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
Iron Trail.
A Man's Man.
Ne'er Do Well.
Riders of the Purple Sage.
Sailor's Log.
Les Miserables.

Among the new books our readers will find an unusual number of fine biographies. We have noted
a few of them below.     Space forbids the inclusion of all which are well worth reading.     Attention
should be called to Bland's ''Li Hung Chang", Herrick's "Audubon the Naturalist'', Innes' "Life, Art
and Letters of George Innes", Orcutt's "Burrows of Michigan and tho Republican Party", Richards'
"Abigail Adams and Her Times"        and Young-husband's "A Soldier's Memories in Peace and War".

Aldrich, Mildred. On the Edge of the War
Zone; from the Battle of the Marne to
the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes.
1917. Small, Maynard.        $1.25
This very interesting little volume continues
the record begun in "A Hilltop on the Marne".
Little incidents of every day fill the pages of the
book. Do soldiers in active service really want
books?   Here is Miss Aldrich's answer.   Two
soldiers 'a tall six-footer and a smaller chap'
knocked at her door. ''So I let them loose in
the library, and they bubbled, one in English
and the other in French while they revelled in
the books. . . The English-speaking French lad
wanted either Shakespeare or Milton . . . as
for the Child of the Regiment, he wanted a
Balzac. I don't need to tell you that when the
news spread that there were books in the house
on the hilltop, that could be borrowed for the
asking, I had a stream of visitors".
Barber, H. The Aeroplane Speaks. 1917.
McBride. $2.50                     629.17-B23
This book has been adopted by the United
States government for instruction of aviators.
The first part of the book, which is more or less
non-technical, personifies the various principles
involved in the operation of the aeroplane, mak-
ing "Power'', "Lift", "Thrust", etc., explain
their own needs. The second part is more tech-
nical and presumes on some progress made by
the reader in a knowledge of aviation.     The
book is well illustrated.

Breshkovsky, Catherine. The Little Grand-
mother of the Russian Revolution. 1917.
Little, Brown. $2.00                 92-B842
Madame Catherine Breshkovsky, liberated by
the Russian provisional government, is a most
interesting and picturesque personality. She was
an exile in Siberia for thirty years. This ac-
count of her life consists of letters and reminis-
cences, very well edited by Alice Stone Blackwell.
Clark, John S. The Life and Letters of
John   Fiske; 2 vols.     1917.   Houghton,
Mifflin. $7.50                      92-F541C
Mr. Clark, an intimate friend of John Fiske,
tells the story of the life of the famous his-
torian. Many of Fiske's letters are used in the
course of the narrative with comment by Mr.
Clark. Mr. Fiske's New England boyhood, his
connection with the famous group of men includ-
ing Darwin, Huxley and Spencer, his struggles
with the theology of the day and his ultimate
conclusions concerning religion, are all very in-
teresting. Many Milwaukee people remember Mr.
Fiske as a guest of Dr. G. W. Peckham, our
librarian for a number of years, and will be in-
terested in the letters which give an account of
Fiske's visits to Milwaukee.  He speaks of a
welcome accorded by a brass band which seems
to have amused him, but he does not mention the
''joyful noise'' created by a line of tin pans
which Dr. Peckham once arranged for the recep-
tion of his friend. Mr. Fiske happened to arrive
in the night and had requested that he be allowed
to enter the house quietly in order not to disturb
the family.