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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 27 out of 304 pages.

Congress Buys a Navy: Politics, Economics, and the Rise of American Naval Power, 1881-1921 - Paul E. Pedisich

I'm two chapters in, and so far it feels like an extended introduction to the book promised in the subtitle. Fewer potted biographies of presidents and navy secretaries and more description of "politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power" would make this a much better book.