from Manassas, VA United States
OK, I tried. I got to page 109 of 215, but the writing is simply awful. And the editing is worse. There are typos every 2 or 3 pages, and the several of the writers apparently didn't bother to do ANY reading about the world in the 1930s. So we have a brilliant scientist coming to New York City to visit the headquarters of the League of Nations (hint: the US was never a member of the League) and Captain Midnight works with the Department of Defense (the Army Air Corps was under the Department of War). Bad, really bad.
The book is a collection of short stories by a dozen authors of varying talent. Since the book only runs from page 7 to the top of page 215, this is just over 17 pages per story. That is, the individual stories being quite short, and hence offering no opportunity for character development, also have no connection to each other. Each of the stories is essentially the same story with the same characters doing the same things in slightly different ways.