At a recent meeting of the Executive Committee it was
Resolved:-That notices and reviews of professional books may be inserted in the proceedings; but that no American book shall be reviewed unless a copy be sent to the Corresponding Secretary, to be deposited in the Library of the Naval Institute, and that all reviews shall be signed by the reviewer.
C. Belknap. Secretary.
The Life and Letters of Admiral D. G. Farragut, D. Appleton & Co. The Service, as well as the country at large, is indebted to Mr. Farragut for the excellent life he has given us of his father. The work is almost an autobiography, the greater part of the volume being extracts from the Admiral's journals. The days of pirates, of boarding, and romantic adventure are linked, in the simple narrative of the great sailor, to the stern realities of the late war.