I seem to be averaging about two chapters a day. I may try to get a bit into the next chapter tonight though, as it's rather long.
It's been very thought provoking. Cooke's observations, though by this time he was an American citizen, are from someone not born in America. Therefore, his insights can be intriguing at times. He's also able to at once see the diverse regions and the similarities among the American people. He makes it clear the country is not homogenous but they do have similar worries about the war, thoughts on the government, and more.
I don't always agree with him, but he makes me think!