A heavy weight book is a heavy weight. The first few chapters I read with scepticism, as the style is too casual. However, by the mid part on peri 1911, it gave an outstanding anatomy of the evolution in power struggle, change of concept and paradigm of this period. Compare with most standard texts and books on this period, it describes a scene and background strikingly echoing the recent changes in this locality......which in comparison is similar but just a ripple in the coffee cup.
Certainly a must read for those interested in a perspective of what's happening in social changes around us