67% done with Oil!

One thing the book does well enough is roadmap how America became so fervently anti-socialist.

But otherwise the book is almost too painful to go on with. The movie premier scene where Vee slaps Rachael is just dumb. I mean, the poor, socialist Rachael dressed nearly in rags confronting the glamorous movie star is just juvenile.

At least we get to see how complex the situation was and many points of view.