The beginning and end effectively deal with genetics but the rest of the book is a rambling recollection of the author's trips to the United States. Most shockingly, however, is that he concludes that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings based upon DNA analysis when an analysis based upon any fundamental genealogical proof standard would never make such a conclusion. Message to author: Stick to your DNA work and leave genealogical analysis to the genealogists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago The genetics of this undoubtedly is valid and informative. However, Sykes would have done well to have an archaeologist and possibly also historian as collaborators, for it is clear that he is largely ignorant of these subjects in North America.
The writing style is infuriatingly patronizing.
BOOK REVIEW: DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America by Bryan Sykes
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Based on his latest book, Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, gave a public lecture at Wolfson College exploring the rich ancestral tapestry of the American nation. Series: Wolfson College Podcasts. People: Bryan Sykes. Oxford Unit: Wolfson College. Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 14th, Seven Daughters of Eve Paperback.
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