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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Mike Wallace
Progress: 77/1200 pages
The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
William J. Cooper Jr.

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.