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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 52 out of 672 pages.

EuroTragedy A Drama in Nine Acts - Ashoka Mody

Dammit, there is just something about this book that rubs me the wrong way. I can accept his contention that the single currency project had inherent flaws, but there is something in his approach that is just too one-sided for me. I lack his training in economics and immersion in the subject, but I can see an undercurrent of confirmation bias in his writing that makes me approach this more as a polemic than a measured analysis.