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The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War
Jeremy A. Yellen
Progress: 157/306 pages
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Brenda Wineapple
Progress: 238/576 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.