There are a lot of Occupy books out there, and I haven't read any of them, so I have no idea how this compares to others. I will say I enjoyed this book and found it very informative. It's a little weird for me to read a book about something so recent, that's still happening. Usually books take much longer to get out, to me at least, and reading this as very of the moment was new for me. Not being part of the movement myself, I was a bit confused as to what's been going on and Occupy Nation provides a great foundation for understanding why it started and continues, as well as giving an inside look at how the movement functions, or doesn't, and the potential it has to change things, or not.This isn't a romantic book, it very clearly defines, I think, the challenges the movement faces - both internal and external. Gitlin remains objective in portraying the movement. He clearly acknowledges the problems that exist that have motivated or inspired the Occupy movement, but reading the book I never got the impression that I was being preached to or anything like that. The focus stays on the movement: how it happened, why it happened, and where it might go, while providing a historical context for it and comparing it to other movements of the past.My only criticisms are that the asides and explanations that break up a lot of the sentences tend to disrupt the flow and I found myself going back and rereading certain bits several times. Also, I bought the Kindle edition of this book (as it's only in ebook form right now), and I would have liked for there to have been in-text links to the notes at the end of the book.