"Recently a little book was published bearing the title: "Girls: Faults and Ideals." It contained quotations from letters of a number of young men concerning the points indicated in the title. Many young ladies have written to the author suggesting that there should be a book bearing on the Faults and Ideals of young men, and that the young ladies should have an opportunity to show their opinion. This seemed a fair and proper request, and this little book is the result."James Russell Miller was a popular Christian author, Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, and pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He was the General field Agent for the United States Christian Commission, an organization established by the Young Men's Christian Association after the First Battle of Bull Run. Miller authored nearly 100 books and articles.