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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 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.