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The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
Robert Chiles

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.