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The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox
Vanda Krefft
Progress: 277/944 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 192/520 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.