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War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
James M. McPherson
Progress: 70/277 pages
The British and the Vietnam War: Their Way with LBJ
Nicholas Tarling
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
Progress: 236/543 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 215 out of 592 pages.

Paris: The Biography of a City - Colin Jones

As good of as book as this book has proven to be, the last chapter -- which was on Paris during the Enlightenment -- was truly excellent. It stands to reason that it would be, too, considering that Colin Jones's area of specialty is France in the 18th century, so he brings the benefits of his expertise to bear on describing the history of the capital in that era.