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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 21 out of 784 pages.

Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World (Iran's Age of Empire) - Reza Zarghamee

I'm just a few pages in, and already I'm seeing an undercurrent of pride in ancient Iran underneath the narrative. This isn't necessarily a bad thing yet (given the nature of the book, it's presence is perfectly understandable), but it will be interesting to see if to prohibits Zaghamee from providing critical judgments when they're called for.