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The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820
William D. Godsey Jr.
Pandora’s Box A History of the First World War
Jörn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller
Progress: 111/1104 pages
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 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