Olivia Waite is a romance author, practicing feminist, and wide-ranging dilettante.
Good information here, but this book is pretty much a textbook example (see what I did there?) of How We Don't Write History Anymore. Highly sexist, more than a little racist, and focused on the Great Men Involved in Momentous Decisions. It's also way too focused on legislative in-fighting, which would be more interesting if it was presented more clearly. I was hoping for more cultural analysis and fewer vote-counting breakdowns.