The author is Michael Bronski. The impetus to read it comes from someone getting the audio version. And because both our tablets are signed in as me i got the two the audio and text versions.
I’m 40 pages in and he covers from the early 15th centuries on. I’m up to the period between the Revolutionary and Civil wars. It’s fascinating how privacy and public get further refined even in the 21st century. It even talks about the concept of the other. Cool stuff.