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The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences"
Michael F. Holt
Progress: 50/272 pages
The Three Axial Ages: Moral, Material, Mental
John Torpey

Reading progress update: I've read 89 out of 416 pages.

Democracy: A Life - Paul Anthony Cartledge

I am just not feeling this book right now. It received a ton of praise when it was first published last year and it's all well deserved, but it contains everything that turns me off about ancient history: meticulous parsing of sources, entire paragraphs about the meaning of words, and detailing of arguments by different scholars without definite resolution. It's finally getting to the good stuff, but if I wasn't reading this for a podcast I would DNF it for a time when I was more motivated to read it.