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The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
Robert Chiles

Reading progress update: I've read 21 out of 120 pages.

The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett

     'But ma'am must have been briefed, surely?'

     'Of course,' said the Queen, 'but briefing is not reading. In face it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.'

 

Well put!