I couldn't get past the first chapter. I felt like the author believed I was a two year old. Every sentence contained only a few words. There were no compound or complex sentences anywhere. I felt talked down to. I felt lectured to in a monotone voice. The author couldn't make an explosion sound interesting. This is the issue I have with most older children or YA non-fiction history books. They are written as if the reader has to be stupid. This is why I'm a fan of Jim Murphy. He does not treat his reader like they're dumb. I'm going to quit writing this review. Otherwise I might be unable to write another complex sentence ever again.