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Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade
Anthony Kaldellis
Progress: 38/440 pages
Pershing's Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I
Richard S Faulkner
The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution
Michael J. Klarman
Progress: 405/880 pages
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
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Reading progress update: I've read 181 out of 608 pages.

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I - Alexander Watson

This is proving to be quite an eye-opening read for me. One of the things that Watson is focusing on in the chapter I'm reading now is the degree of what might be regarded as ethnic cleansing that took place in 1914. As he points out, the "bloodlands" that we associate with World War II in Eastern Europe was prefigured by policies and actions in World War I.