Loved it. A piece of American history that really seems forgotten, but monumentally significant. The weaving of the 4 main characters and their wives was superbly done. The female narrator's inflection was perfect. Really enjoyed the history. It set the stage for the nation changing Civil War.
Fascinating and disturbing history that I don’t remember from school.
very interesting and good context for things leading up to civil war
Learned a lot from this book!
Great study of the period and characters.
Learn the history you were never taught. Although it's painful to learn of the atrocities and savagery of some of our forbears, it is reassuring to know that others of our forbears spoke out for justice, and it is ultimately cathartic to come to a more honest understanding of our nation's past, and realize that our nation's best days can be ahead of us.
Book an eyeopener for because of the emphasis on politics of the war; which was done thoroughly and presented well.