The Rest is Noise (excerpt of first chapter)

In books, culture by Michael Tiemann

I had a chance to read Part I of The Rest is Noise, and I am happy to report that the book has more than fulfilled the breathless promises made on the back cover. It is astounding. The New York Times has a lengthy excerpt of the first chapter. I don’t know about you, but when I read this text in the actual book it brought tears to my eyes. Several times. Does it have the same effect on others?