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From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War
Robert M. Browning Jr.
Churchill's Secret War With Lenin: British and Commonwealth Military Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20
Damien Wright
Progress: 253/576 pages
Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Stephen Kotkin
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Reading progress update: I've read 150 out of 564 pages.

Lord Lyons: A Diplomat in an Age of Nationalism and War - Brian A. Jenkins

I am really enjoying this biography. Jenkins makes Lyons's life interesting by detailing his travels and describing the background to the many issue he dealt with as a diplomat. Given the latitude that envoys had back then to shape policy, it certainly seems like quite an interesting career, especially for someone who served Zelig-like in positions during dramatic historical moments.