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This book is billed as history or biography, yet there is little evidence for many of the claims Sandweiss makes. Indeed, a significant portion of her sentences begin, "One might imagine," precisely because she is drawing broad conclusions from so little evidence. My confidence in the aptness of her conclusions is shaken by her interpretations of facts in evidence, which are often questionable. This book could have been a great pre-writing exercise for a novel she would have written, but should not have been marketed on its own.
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This book is just slow. I'm 2/3 of the way through it, and it's been a whole lot about geology and expansionism, with not a lot about identity or race.
Would you ever listen to anything by Martha A. Sandweiss again?
Which scene was your favorite?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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