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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
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Reading progress update: I've read 115 out of 368 pages.

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.