Lew Wallace was the former governor of New Mexico who had been in office during the Lincoln County Wars, and who had talked Billy-the-Kid into surrendering. After leaving New Mexico, he wrote the classic Christian novel Ben Hur. Here he has written a glowing Presidential campaign biography of Benjamin Harrison. It includes Harrison's Civil War service. Wallace's work is followed by a biography of his Vice Presidential running mate: "Life of Hon. Levi P. Morton" provided by George Alfred Townsend. Then follows a section of biographies of past presidents and a "Citizen's Handbook," concluding with the Republican Party's stances on the major questions of the day (the 1888 election campaign) including Civil Service reform, tariffs, restoration of the armed forces, public lands, prohibition, Ireland, The Chinese Question and labor.