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Reads like an Encyclopedia - Not a Good Thing for a Book
on September 18, 2016
If you enjoy reading encyclopedias, you'll enjoy this book. It's cram full of historical information, but the author barely mentions most characters before jumping to the next one and the next one and the next one, ad infinitum. If you really want to learn more about some of the people and events barely touched on in this treatise, you will have to look elsewhere. Having said that, the author does give decent coverage to California politicians, but mostly just governors.