I was first interested in this subject matter when I read a book about Grover Cleveland. I like to read about the actions of this country both positive AND negative. It only strengthens my belief that "we the people" are to blame for all that this country does around the world, by allowing the politicians to act with impunity or even public scrutiny.
Ms Vowell has a peculiar form of writing. I tried to finish it but found it extremely difficult to do so. The author rambled on about a movie, at nauseam. And generally strayed from the subject matter. I may, in the future, try to fonosh this book, but for now, I could only give it 20%.
I am sure the author is a great author. For those who have read her other work, you may disagree with me. However I found it so distracting that I could not bear to continue.
Hardcover: 313 pages
Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (July 6, 2011)