This book is packed with historical information about politics past and present. It is interesting how the author compared the Populist Movement of the 1890s when small farmers who put politicians in their pockets to present-day politics. But, I like the fact that in this story a woman becomes Commander-in-Chief. At first I thought the main character Charles was marrying up. From the onsite, Susan had more material possessions than Charles, but in reality, she married up. The fact that she became the leader of the free world was the biggest turn of events in the book. This was a great story. This book is a quick read but it has a lot of substance. I see why colleges are picking it up.