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This started out as a book that Dorothy Jo (age 7) and I buddy-read to get her used to chapter books. And, then the older two girls read it in one sitting. My neighbor read it aloud to her daughter and loved it! It's a tear-jerker, and I admit I was in tears when I pre-read it one night. Super sweet story!
What energy! What zap! A little dated...but you gotta admire the hutzpah! And the despair. Don't forget about the despair.
This was a decent history of the United States until the author got to the second half of the 20th century. At that point it became more of a conservative rant than a history. I wasn't expecting that, and it made me question the objectivity of the rest of the book.