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The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France, 1870-1871
Michael Eliot Howard
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Marshall L. Michel III
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
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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.