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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Mike Wallace
Progress: 77/1200 pages
The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
William J. Cooper Jr.

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.