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It was just okay- I never put it down or gave up reading it, but it failed to hold my full attention
on September 3, 2015
All in all, it was easy to read and interpret what Alinsky was trying too get across. Although, I felt what he spent 200 pages writing about, could easily have been condensed down to one chapter. I have no political views whatsoever. When picking up this book I had a pretty open mind about it. I found some chapters to be fairly dull and boring, and some of what he was saying was generally out-dated (I realize its 70+ years old)- which was hard to relate too or put into perspective. Let me repeat, I have no political views. At some points I felt as though Alinsky was somewhat bragging or showboating about certain accomplishments and defeats against opponents. I also realize he wrote this a year before his death- so in a way- he may have been just simply highlighting a lifetimes achievements. Though during some of these, I felt as if he was simply shoving it in certain (uknown) peoples faces. It wasn't quite what I expected, but I doubt I'll be reading another political text for awhile. Alinsky has a good way with words in a way, I feel he was a good man, who had a vision for this country and its communities that has somewhat been unfulfilled.