Oliver Optic is the pseudonym of the American teacher, noted academic and author of juvenile literature William Taylor Adams. First published in 1863, the "Army and Navy" series is a set of six volumes: each volume is a new fascinating story. "The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army", the first volume of the "Army and Navy" series, tells a story of a noble-hearted and patriotic young men, who went from home of plenty and happiness to fight for imperilled America. What will happen with the gallant soldier of the loyal army? 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 stirring and exciting incidents of the story? Then download the book and enjoy the reading!