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The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
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Aug 14, 2012

did not like it
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Read from August 16 to 22, 2012

If I could, I'd give this book a -5 stars, that's how much I did not enjoy the book. After finishing, I honestly only understand 30% of the book, which is terrible. I felt that Hofstadter did not have his thoughts organized, maybe then I'd understand better and enjoy the book. It felt like he was rambling and I kept losing track of what was going on. I have to do a wrinting assingmetn on Monday for this book and I honestly don't know how I'm going to make it. I get the authors general idea of showing how Populism and Progressivism affected the reforms passed or even talked about in America's development time, but I feel there is so much I don't know that I should've understood from this book, but I didn't.

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Reading Progress

08/18/2012 page 82
23.0% "this book is more boring than Founding Brothers... :c"
08/19/2012 page 94
27.0% "i don't even understand what happened within the first two chapters of this boook... i need help!!"
08/19/2012 page 120
34.0% "please talk about something other than agrarianism!!!!!!!!!!"
08/20/2012 page 194
55.0% "I found a chapter i actually understand!!"

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