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Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century
Hendrik Meijer
Progress: 74/448 pages
Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge 1977-1981
Edward C. Keefer, Erin R. Mahan
Progress: 61/815 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 257/520 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 141 out of 672 pages.

The Grand Old Man of Baseball: Connie Mack in His Final Years, 1932-1956 - Norman L. Macht

I figured out how the author was able to write a three-volume biography of Connie Mack: it's not so much a biography as a season-by-season recounting of the Philadelphia A's, leavened with anecdotes about the players and sprinkled with the recountings of Mack's birthday parties. It's not a bad book if you're a baseball fan, but the sheer longevity of Mack's career (he managed the A's for 49 years) means that the seasons tend to blur together after a point.