I cannot remember the last time I read a book that exposed so much that I didn't know about a subject about which I'd have otherwise claimed (quite confidently, as I am inclined to do) to be exceptionally well-informed.
From the Magna Carta on...truly respectable, academic work.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2016 21:55:53 GMT -8 by joray31
What's compelling about the book though is its historical accounting of how secession needn't be particularly violent; spends a great deal of time discussing the Glorious Revolution. That the Civil War was so bloody is a tremendous testament to how wrong it was.