Excerpt from The Life and Adventures of Jack Philip: Rear Admiral, U. S. N
When the "Life and Adventures of Jack Philip - Admiral, U. S. N.," was published, 1903, it was not anticipated that the demand for the work would extend (to any considerable extent) beyond professional circles and the immediate friends of the late Admiral. Consequently, a limited edition was printed; and no plates were made. The reception of the Memorial, however, has been so cordial that it has been found advisable to revise the whole work so as to present it in permanent book form.
In doing this, the writer has endeavored to retain, in substance, the articles so kindly contributed by the Admiral's brother officers and friends - although, necessarily (in the new form of continuous narrative, adopted for this second edition), the individuality of the several writers is, to a large extent, lost. It is believed that by pursuing this method of treating the material in hand, a more desirable form of biography is obtained.
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