I just finished this book and I loved it. True, the plot has some problems, and the ending is somewhat disappointing, but the background research about the Holy Grail was fascinating, and I found myself going to Google and looking up all sorts of details about the book and finding it well researched. I enjoyed the book, and its twists, so interesting that I feel somewhat let down now that I have completed it. I would recommend this book extremely highly to anyone with the possible exception of very devout individuals who might object to the characterization of the Catholic church.
This book really opens your eyes to what Search may do in the coming decade to revolutionize our lives, and brings meaning to the phenomenon of a company growing from nothing to a huge power on the world scene. I would recommend it to anyone with any interest in the Internet, or in information systems. Although I was certainly aware of Google before reading this book, and used search frequently, after reading it I have a much greater appreciation in the possabilities of search, and what can be accomplished by advances in this technology.
I had high hopes for this volume and although I enjoyed it I do not feel I understand the two men any better than before. I did come away with a distaste for Roosevelt, who seemed cruel and purposefully devious, and more respectful for Churchill, who seemed to really make an effort to form a personal bond with a man who was not capable of returning such emotions. The author seemed simply to recite what he found, rather than interpreting the data, and I felt overall the book was rather thin.
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