I had trouble reading this even though I am very interested in the subject. It was an excellent study of Louis's character and the turbulent times, but I found the writing a bit dry and complicated, I am afraid. Hardman certainly proved that Louis was not stupid, so I am pleased about that! Vincent Cronin's old history of Louis was more enjoyable. However, I need to read the printed book so I will read that and study it closely when I have more time!
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