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The Vulcan Academy Murders
Jean Lorrah
Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister
Nicholas Shakespeare
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The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, Volume 1: The Socialist Offensive: The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930
Robert William Davies
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
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Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888
John C. G. Röhl
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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853 - Edward Dolnick

This is proving to be an enjoyably readable account of the California Gold Rush. Edward Dolnick doesn't really have anything new to say about it, but he tells the story of it well.