No. The subject is distressing.
Tommy Bogue. The independent spirit that just can't be repressed, terrified or tortured away. Went on to become a positive leader.
The murder of the children. I wanted to put my fist through the car window.
I had only seen a 1/2 hr documentary and heard the pop-culture derivations. I had long had an apetite for a deeper look at this descent into madness. This book is a meditation on the gradual corruption of trust to the furthest extreme. I am grateful for the narrator's approach, not trying to 'act' the voices and statements of Jones, but keeping a double narrative distance (female, and unemotive) from a terrible person and subject.
Incredibly relevant. Watch the original political parties infight and disintegrate. A look into the internal struggles of the Federalists, though Ferling doesn't show the same depth of insight looking at the Republicans. See how a President must fight off enemies while holding off his allies' ambitions. Great elaboration of the Vice and Presidency years you may have seen in the John Adams miniseries
Adams' standing up to Hamilton's henchmen and seeking peace outside their purview. Did cost him the election, might have saved democracy in America. The politics got really nasty.
I reccomend Madison and Jefferson to anyone who wants a much more in-depth look at the subject matter with a better assessment of the Republican's manoeuvres. Wish it was on Audible.
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