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Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century
Hendrik Meijer
Progress: 74/448 pages
Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge 1977-1981
Edward C. Keefer, Erin R. Mahan
Progress: 61/815 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 257/520 pages

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.