- too many meaningless and ill-placed flashbacks
- a overdose of multicultural gobbledygook
- prefers 5 similes when 1 would do
- too much naval gazing
- likes to take a subject/verb combination and repeat it over-and-over, each time with a different object
- an unconvincing prison plot
- poor pronunciation of Vietnamese names
Narrator was excellent for this book.
Chronological summary of major events in U.S. history with a liberal bias that becomes more pronounced as the events become more current. The bias was a little surprising to me given the author's emphatic denial of any such political prejudice in the prologue. However, if you tend to view the BBC and NPR as the embodiment of balanced and impartial reporting, then you might agree with the author on this one. One quote that floored me was the author's characterization of Henry Ford as an example of the "rags-to-riches american myth"!
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