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The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, Volume 1: The Socialist Offensive: The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930
Robert William Davies
Progress: 116/512 pages
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 28 out of 784 pages.

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 - Margaret MacMillan

Two chapters in, and so far I'm finding the book a disappointment. Instead of offering something a little fresh, she's covering well-trodden ground which she's trying to enliven with portentous prose. Hopefully the text improves once we get past the preliminaries.