W.E. and Ophia D. Smith.
“Here is a panorama of life as it was lived and witnessed by one Ohio citizen, his family, and his friends, from 1813 to 1870. From the diary and correspondence of John H. James, of Urbana, Ohio, and from contemporary manuscripts, periodicals, and newspapers, William E. and Ophia D. Smith have created an authentic picture of the times. A Buckeye Titan is not so much a biography of a man as it is an exposition of the contribution of his manuscripts to American history in general and to Ohio history in particular.”