William Taylor Adams (1822-1897) was a noted academic, author, and
Massachusetts state legislator. He was born in Medway,
Massachusetts. He became a teacher in the Boston, Massachusetts
public schools in 1845, and remained in that capacity through 1865.
He served as a member of the School Board of Dorchester,
Massachusetts, for 14 years. In 1869, he became a member of the
Massachusetts General Court. He wrote many books of fiction for
boys under the pseudonym "Oliver Optic," including All Aboard; or,
Life on the Lake (1855), Poor and Proud; or, The Fortunes of Katy
Redburn (1858), The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army (1863),
The Birthday Party: A Story for Little Folks (1864), Outward Bound;
or, Young America Afloat (1867), Now or Never; or, The Adventures
of Bobby Bright (1872), Taken by the Enemy (1888), Little by
Little; or, The Cruise of the Flyaway (1888), On The Blockade
(1890), Within the Enemy's Lines (1890), Stand by the Union (1891),
Fighting for the Right (1893), A Victorious Union (1893), Haste and
Waste; or, the Young Pilot of Lake Champlain (1894), and Across
India; or, Live Boys In The Far East (1895).
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