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The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820
William D. Godsey Jr.
Progress: 69/448 pages
Pandora’s Box A History of the First World War
Jörn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller
Progress: 346/1104 pages
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
Progress: 219/928 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 912 pages.

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 - Stephen Kotkin

I've had this one on my shelf since it first came out, but it took my ex-student's decision to make it the next selection of our two-person book club for me to crack it open. Kotkin's introduction comes across as a little grandiose, but I do like his myth-busting approach to his subject. Hopefully the former will subside as I wade in further.