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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
Progress: 382/952 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 224 pages.

Cleopatra's Daughter: And Other Royal Women of the Augustan Era - Duane W. Roller

Duane Roller's book is proving an interesting read. So far it's not so much a collection of royal biographies as it is an examination of the concept of queenship in classical antiquity. It's the sort of thing that helps me to appreciate the extent to which concepts of women in positions of power are defined as much by omission as anything else, especially when Roller's qualifications of his statements reflect the vast amount we don't know about the ancient world.