This is another lovely example of Heinrich's fine writing. It covers part of his life that I had already read about in other books of his, but with totally different intriguing facts and stories. When I started to read the book, I had been afraid that he might repeat himself in this book, but there is so much depth to his life that he had entirely new material.
His ability to communicate clearly is unparalleled in my experience, and he also has a talent for fine story-telling. I would say that the subject matter is fascinating, which it is, but I have a feeling that I would not find it nearly so interesting in the hands of another author.