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It really does read like a history text book
on 15 October 2016
I am finding this book quite heavy going, particularly the early chapters. It really does read like a history text book. I'm about half way through and it is now starting to become really interesting as the story of Toussaint starts to take centre stage. However, the book is still very heavy on the dates and details of various decrees and the French political landscape at the time, which of course is relevant, but isn't the most interesting thing to read about every other page or so. I am determined to finish it, but it is taking some time to get through , that's for sure.