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The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox
Vanda Krefft
Progress: 277/944 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 192/520 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 65 out of 704 pages.

Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth - John B. Freed

This is a book that I had been looking forward to reading ever since I first learned that it was due to be published, and I'm learning a lot from it -- but wow, is it dense. Names come in bulk in it, and the similarities between them (apparently about half of the people in German dynastic politics in the early 12th century were named Frederick or Otto) make sorting out who is who in the narrative somewhat challenging.