Meh. The historical stuff wasn't thorough enough and the author's personal "vacation" narrative wasn't well developed either. The whole book was really just a collection of scattered anecdotes. I learned a few interesting things, I just wish it had been more in-depth. For example: Charles Guiteau bought a special gun to assassinate President Garfield because "he imagined that someday, that particular weapon would look good in a museum." That's a fascinating detail, but it's not referenced so I have no idea how we know this. Annoying.