I have to admit that this book was really boring to start with, and I nearly put it down several times in exasperation, but by about 25% in it started to get more and more absorbing.
By 40% into the story, I was having trouble putting it down.
And by 50% I was hooked and had to finish it.
This is an interesting look at a piece of history that has be examined, studied, examined some more, written about, poured over, re-examined, and is ceaselessly fascinating and devastating all at once.
Yet it bears a message for our present times too.
And for that alone, I recommend it.