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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 pages
Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888
John C. G. Röhl
Progress: 229/1016 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.