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I used to read these kinds of books, but have since left off because they tend to be rather shallow in their understanding of history. Just because people spout sentiments, does not mean they actually hold them to be true. Otherwise, most politicians would never darken the door of any religious institution of a Sunday morning. Sometimes there is an uncomfortable wresting of personalities and politics to present a fiction that was never history. And to read the documents presented with an open legal dictionary in front of you may bring about some uncomfortable realizations. I realize I probably would not enjoy this book, but I did enjoy reading your thoughtful review.
Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain