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Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade
Anthony Kaldellis
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Pershing's Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I
Richard S Faulkner
The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution
Michael J. Klarman
Progress: 405/880 pages
Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
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The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution - Michael J. Klarman

Klarman's description of the myriad problems facing the Confederation government was incredibly persuasive. I had read somewhere once that, given time, it might have evolved into a workable parliamentary democracy. Klarman makes it clear that the crises it faced meant that its survival was never a realistic proposition.