Started out interested and enthusiastic, and then I just ground to a halt about halfway through under the weight of too much detail without enough of a purpose or through line. I know that people's lives don't actually have a plot, but biographers need to find something to pull the various bits and bobs of information into some sort of coherent shape. Make me laugh, or tell me something that informs me about the person's character, or give me an insight into the trajectory of why he made the decisions that sent him here or there. Don't just give me a chronological accounting of the various things he did. There's wheat among the chaff but way too much chaff, so I'm going to read something else now. I may come back to winnow for more wheat some other time.