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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 29 out of 672 pages.

EuroTragedy A Drama in Nine Acts - Ashoka Mody

I'm starting to think that Mody's book is suffering from the flaw common to a lot of books written by economists, which is that economics is the be-all and end-all in terms of understanding human behavior. If that were true, then the next rational actor I meet wouldn't be the first.