Amazon calculates a product’s star ratings using a machine learned model instead of a raw data average. The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
I learned so much about what happened in Missouri during the Civil War reading Honor Among Outcasts. We are not told nor taught much of anything about blacks’ roles in fighting for either side nor bushwhackers. My gosh, those who were just trying to survive were being hit three-fold by the North, South, and raiders who did not care what side you were on. I think Protzel did a remarkable job in fleshing out not only all those aspects but also those of the families that followed the soldiers and provided for them. Excellent writing! I will read anything he has or will write. — CJ Loiacono