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Lord Reading: Rufus Isaacs, First Marquess of Reading, Lord Chief Justice and Viceroy of India, 1860-1935
Denis Judd
Progress: 90/316 pages
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
Susan Carlile
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Operation Don's Main Attack: The Soviet Southern Front's Advance on Rostov, January-February 1943
David M. Glantz
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EuroTragedy A Drama in Nine Acts - Ashoka Mody

What's emerging from Mody's book is a picture of now nationalism sabotaged the euro project. France advocated the euro as a way of shoring up their declining influence and economic standing, and Germany insisted on a monetary union without a concomitant fiscal structure because Germans did not want to finance the wealth transfer necessary to make the single currency work. It's a pretty dispiriting story all around.