trying to see the world through my ears
Above average, in depth biography - Day produced so much good autobiograhical writing and has been so much written about, yet Coles does more than re-hash old material or re-tell facts. He writes affectionately as a long time friend/associate of Day (I think he describes her somewhere as his spiritual mentor), but at the same time creates an honest, critical portrait using his backgound in psychiatry to plumb her motivation.
The narration style is dry, but appropriate for a bio, I think.
author of Lowcountry Legend's series
I know little about the French Revolution being a geeky anglophile, but I certainly did learn a lot from this book since I just came in knowing that the monarchs had lost their heads. I didn't know that they had a child to survive the terror, but they did. Although I found out it very hard to relate to the whole divine right of king's thing, I did see why it had worked at one time and why it failed.