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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 pages
Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888
John C. G. Röhl
Progress: 229/1016 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 496 pages.

The British Army and the First World War (Armies of the Great War) - Timothy Bowman, Mark Connelly, Ian F. W. Beckett

I'm three chapters in and so far I'm finding it very enlightening. I suspect that I'm not going to like the second half of the book as much, though, as in subsequent chapters the authors are going to transition away from descriptions of the composition and assemblage of the army to an account of their operations. Perhaps it's a consequence of having read Faulkner's Pershing's Crusade so recently, but I feel as though not covering the social history of the army in more detail is a missed opportunity.