Oliver Optic is the pseudonym of the American teacher, noted academic and author of juvenile literature William Taylor Adams. Published in 1868, "Make or Break; or, The Rich Man's Daughter", the fifth volume of the "Starry Flag" series, tells a story of the "patient, striving, toiling" Leo, and the "gentle, self-sacrificing, and devoted" Maggie. The book teaches "what they sought to practise" and is a good source for instructive purposes and choosing the role models. A classic example of Adams' sometimes rather careless, but very natural style, the story captures the readers' attention at once. Do you want to be carried away by the fascinating adventures of the young boys and girls on their way to adulthood? Then download the book and enjoy the reading!