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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister
Nicholas Shakespeare
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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Reading progress update: I've read 211 out of 460 pages.

Same Time, Same Station: Creating American Television, 1948–1961 - James L. Baughman

"Independent producers [Desi] Arnaz and [Lucille] Ball, who created I Love Lucy, accepted suggestions from [their sponsor] Philip Morris about the series (for example, that Lucy should not smoke during her on-air pregnancy)."

 

After reading that, I can't help but wonder if, even back then, cigarette makers knew more about the health effects of their products than they were willing to admit.