on 7 December 2013
Ann Coulter is very abrasive and very funny. Readers may or may not like that. What is truly valuable about her work is the reliability of her facts. These facts are often those that we non-Americans simply don't have brought to our attention very often. A vital example is that of the abysmal history of the Democratic Party in anything to do with race, as compared with the Republican Party and life-long civil rights supporters such as Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, whose efforts were ferociously resisted by the Democrats. Ann Coulter's work is a meticulously referenced invitation to research these matters further.
Here's an example, from Professor Christopher Waldrep's 'African Americans Confront Lynching': "...when Republicans almost passed a federal voting rights law in 1890, Democrats fought back by arguing that voting aroused the black bestiality and lust that made lynching necessary." I didn't have to search for that quote, it's from an electronic copy that happens to be open at that page on my desktop. Detailed confirmation of what Ann Coulter says is easily available on today's Internet. Her ability to arrange material is very rare, however. If you like her style, you'll really enjoy this book. If you don't like her style, then it's well worth getting past it.