I was hoping the book would be a useful tool for understanding the names, relationships, drama and history in the news - something in writing that could be studied and understood more easily than the snarky news reports in the media. Unfortunately, the organization and sentences are so poorly constructed that reading it was a total frustration. People who understand the news will find nothing new here. People who have a hard time following the news will find this even more frustrating to follow. Assumptions, contradictions, confusing organization of sentences that are impossible to follow unless you already know the information. Waste of time.