I was lucky enough to hear the author speak about the book this past summer and to receive an advance copy of the book. Vowell was an excellent speaker and the stories she told about Lafayette, the revolutionary war, and writing this book were fascinating. The book itself is just as good. Vowell does a great job setting the scene and presenting the backgrounds of her historical characters, some of whom are familiar to many readers and some of whom are less well known.
A fun and educational read.