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Romance and other things

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Civil Service: Middle-Class Workers in Victorian America - Cindy Sondik Aron First of all I would like to comment on how very readable this book is, I know it should be a given, but some nonfiction authors tend to forget that academical types may not be the only people reading their works. I could not put this book down, author has very attractive writing style (if this is the right word to use in this context of course). Of course partially it is because she chose to introduce individual stories of the workers for american civil service of 19 century in the broad discussion about patterns in hiring, work atmosphere, salaries, so when together with stats you can "hear" the voices of real people, I usually enjoy such book much more.