James Otis Kaler (1848 — 1912), known under pen name James Otis, was an American journalist and author of children’s literature, published over the 150 books for young readers. The adventure, patriotic biographies and historical books that had great appeal for boy readers, were intended for classroom use and became the classic of children's education literature.
“The Boys of '98” is a historical novel by James Otis that takes the reader to the American colorful history world of 1898. It is one of the best detailed military histories describing events from Spanish American War buffs or even Philippine American War. Those who are interested in the history of America will definitely be fond of this classic battle-ship work.