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Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century
Hendrik Meijer
Progress: 74/448 pages
Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge 1977-1981
Edward C. Keefer, Erin R. Mahan
Progress: 61/815 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 257/520 pages

Damn you, Christpher Nolan!

With a weekend getaway coming up and no podcast interviews scheduled, I was all set to start reading Michael Klarman's The Framer's Coup. It's exactly the sort of immersive read that I enjoy on a vacation, and I've needed to fill that particular gap in my knowledge for some time now.

 

And then I went and saw Dunkirk, which left me with an itch to read some more books on the Second World War.

 

Such is the power of imagery, I suppose. The scenes with the Spitfires have me longing to dip back into Stephen Bungay's The Most Dangerous Enemy or start Juliet Gardiner's The Blitz. I also have a book on the Channel Islands' occupation that I would probably enjoy reading as well. But none of them are Klarman's book, which now risks taking up permanent residence on my shelf with all of my other doorstoppers because I don't have sufficient time to devote to them. Damn you, Christopher Nolan!