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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

Reading progress update: I've read 238 out of 880 pages.

The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution - Michael J. Klarman

Proof that the men who drafted the Constitution were not infallible:


"As Pierce Butler explained after the convention, the delegates probably would not have created such a powerful and independent executive 'had not many of the members cast their eyes towards General Washington as president and shaped their ideas of the powers to be given to a president by their opinions of his virtue.'"