People on the Left will be amazed at detail of this novel and its context, because the novel is precisely about THIS MOMENT in our nation's history.
At the same time, people on the political Right will read "The Battle . . . " for its shockingly intimate knowledge of the culture that makes involvement in Leftist politics enthralling to young people--even the children of right-wing families and politicians.
If you're a conservative, you might want to watch your children carefully to see the symptoms leading up to the protagonist's flight from her family into the hands of the political Left.
Once having started this book, you won't want to put it down. You may not be able to put it down. The experiences of its protagonist carry the reader along as if we were boyfriends (young again) and blowing kisses to the protagonist, Angela, as her train leaves the station on a trip that is utterly novel and equally unpredictable.
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