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The History of the British Coal Industry Volume 1 Before 1700
John Hatcher
Progress: 59/656 pages
The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Eric H. Ash
Progress: 264/416 pages
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
Progress: 236/543 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 92 out of 540 pages.

Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr - Nancy Isenberg

I'm about a quarter of the way into this book, and while I'm learning a lot about Aaron Burr, I'm increasingly put off by Isenberg's interpretation, which seems to me to be excessively forgiving of her subject. Are we really to believe that ALL of Burr's faults are little more than scurrilous attacks and historical misinterpretation? A few admissions of flaws would go a long way towards accepting her revisionist interpretation.