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A long, laborious read
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2018
After starting this book, I had serious doubts that I could continue. The names, alone, were confusing enough. But, continue I did. I am old enough to remember some of the story, but the textbook like style of writing was sometimes off-putting. In the end, however, I have to give the author his due, if only for his persistence. The afternotes put another whole view in my mind and, if nothing else, I am glad that I continued, but also glad it is finished.