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The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820
William D. Godsey Jr.
Progress: 69/448 pages
Pandora’s Box A History of the First World War
Jörn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller
Progress: 346/1104 pages
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 243 out of 712 pages.

Lincoln's Trident: The West Gulf Blockading Squadron during the Civil War - Robert M. Browning Jr.

Following up on my previous post, in case you're wondering, yeah, I'm getting the other books. Browning's prose could have benefited from a little polishing, but his coverage is first-rate. To my surprise he incorporated both the capture of New Orleans and the subsequent campaigns up the Mississippi into his account, which definitely expands his book into more of a general history of the U.S. Navy's role in the Civil War, which is something I have been wanting to find for a while now. So this will definitely be a keeper.