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This is a really great quick summary on many of the major historical happenings since the merger in 1961 -- including the various presidents (and moderators), the Empowerment controversy, international connections. youth and RE, ministry, polity, Veatch... It comes in digestable chunks and I mostly agree with his perspectives. The book came from tons of interviews with folks involved over the last 50 years.
A nice summary, as far as I can tell, fairly accurate. The author at least attempts to give fair time to the troubled spots in the post-merger history, as well as the shining spots. I was surprised by how little hard information on congregations there was, coming from a very top-down organized church, the level of autonomy of local churches evidenced was surprising to me.
Gives background into the merger in 1961 for those of us who weren't around. Helped me understand the UUA organizational structure. I'd like to give the present youth a glimpse into how vital youth actions have been historically in our movement.