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War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
James M. McPherson
Progress: 70/277 pages
The British and the Vietnam War: Their Way with LBJ
Nicholas Tarling
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
Progress: 236/543 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.