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There are no cited sources and historical accuracy seems doubtful
on June 23, 2010
Overall I have not enjoyed this book (I'm 70% complete) because it claims to be non-fiction but there is no documentation of sources. I don't think I've ever read a non-fiction book that relies so heavily on detailed conversations or thoughts of the characters to advance the story (it reads like a fiction novel). Pair that with the fact that there are absolutely NO sources cited (?!?!) and I conclude that this book falls under that category of historical fiction. As far as I can tell the book purports to be be non-fiction (from reading the cover, introduction etc). If you care about accuracy when reading about the life of a significant historical figure then choose another book. I regret purchasing this book.