Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, by Ambrose Bierce

Preface to the First Edition

Denied existence by the chief publishing houses of the country, this book owes itself to Mr. E.L.G. Steele, merchant, of this city. In attesting Mr. Steele’s faith in his judgment and his friend, it will serve its author’s main and best ambition.


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 1891.


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