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The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820
William D. Godsey Jr.
Pandora’s Box A History of the First World War
Jörn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller
Progress: 111/1104 pages
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 156 out of 320 pages.

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Biography - Michael J. Hogan

This is proving to be a good book, but I'm disappointed by its narrowness. What I took to be a history of JFK's posthumous image is really more about the efforts by the Kennedys (particularly Jacqueline) to define that image in the days and months after his death. It's interesting stuff, but it really diminishes the thousands of other contributors who shaped it in smaller yet important ways.