PositiveThe New York Times Book Review\"
Two of the many politicians who responded to...crime scenes shortly after they occurred have managed to produce worthy memoirs that are not simply rehashes. Tragedies, we learn through their reflective insider accounts, can both make political careers and break them ... Murphy...raise[s] thoughtful questions with no easy answers. Should provocateurs be given demonstration permits when their objective is to provoke? ... And Murphy, despite his vigor when it comes to guns, suggests that some of his gun control brethren go too far in their dismissal of the constitutional right to bear arms.\
Deborah Fallows and James Fallows
PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewThe most surprising aspect of their exploration, which they first chronicled in The Atlantic, where James Fallows is a longtime national correspondent, is how seldom they got a chance to talk about the issues we think of as being at the top of the national agenda. The more bustling a town, the less likely that national politics came up in conversation. That seems quaint, given the bitter partisanship that seems to have cleaved the country in 2018, big city and small town alike ... what James and Deborah Fallows manage to show us, as if we were riding along with them on their craft, which is known in the skies as November 435 Sierra Romeo, is that much of America’s vibrancy is off the beaten path.