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The History of the British Coal Industry Volume 1 Before 1700
John Hatcher
Progress: 59/656 pages
The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Eric H. Ash
Progress: 264/416 pages
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
Progress: 236/543 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.