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The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820
William D. Godsey Jr.
Pandora’s Box A History of the First World War
Jörn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller
Progress: 111/1104 pages
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 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.'"