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The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, Volume 1: The Socialist Offensive: The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930
Robert William Davies
Progress: 116/512 pages
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 41 out of 456 pages.

A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s - Daniel Sargent

Though I'm only a couple of chapters in, this is already proving to be a frustrating book. Sargent has a provocative argument and he makes a lot of good points, yet I keep thinking as I read it, "Well, what if we look at it this way instead?" and his thesis degenerates into smug hindsight. It doesn't help that he's sloppy with some of his details, either, though I can't tell if the fault there is with his knowledge or his writing.