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The History of the British Coal Industry Volume 1 Before 1700
John Hatcher
Progress: 59/656 pages
The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Eric H. Ash
Progress: 264/416 pages
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
Progress: 236/543 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 71 out of 176 pages.

Balfour (British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century) - E.H.H. Green

I'm usually not a fan of short biographies, as I don't feel that they give me enough information to really understand the subject or to retain that understanding. Green's book may be an exception, though, as he is providing an interesting analysis of Arthur Balfour's position on tariff reform. Green was a historian of Conservative ideas, and he is doing an extremely convincing job of analyzing Balfour's nuanced stance on this critical yet divisive