I'd really wanted to like this book; too little is taught about the long road to the ballot box, and I'd hoped to share the story with my granddaughters.
By page 82 I had to restrain myself from throwing the book against the wall, but forced myself to read further in the hope of finding redeeming qualities. None were found.
The repetition is unforgiveable. Several pages before the text of the Seneca Falls statement the author points out that the text closely follows the wording of the US Declaration of Independence. This is certainly clear when reading the statement and only a third grader would miss it. A few paragraphs later the author again announces the relationship. Gee, really?
The book is unnecessarily wordy. It is announced in one paragraph that so-and-so was the first qualified American female physician. In the next paragraph so-and-so's sister is introduced as the second qualified American female physician. These are certainly historically important women but you could have told me all this in one sentence, not two paragraphs.
The book is very well researched. Unfortunately the author inserts facts totally irrelevant to the story. A meeting was held at the home of a woman who had recently given birth. And? How is this important to the story? One gets the feeling facts were included just because she had them.
I had read a review in which someone was irate that the author had gone into so much speculation about why Hillary Clinton lost the election and what new ground would have been covered had she won. I confess I had surmised that reviewer was a (gasp!) Republican, and ignored it. Ack! I'm a die-hard Democrat and even I got sick of reading about Hillary. This is supposed to be history, not current-day political critique.