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Thinking Wisely, Planning Boldly: The Higher Education and Training of Royal Navy Officers, 1919-39
Joseph Moretz
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
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Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888
John C. G. Röhl
Progress: 551/1016 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 367 out of 1016 pages.

Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888 - John C. G. Röhl

I've reached Röhl's coverage of Wilhelm's marriage to Augusta Victoria, which like everything else so far he covers in his meticulous and opinionated style. Perhaps It's the result of the breaks I've taken to read other material, but the degree to which he judges developments by his own political views really stands out here. It's a little problematic for me, yet given the pages of detail he provides I feel as though I can't really begrudge him the right for a little opinionating. It's like getting a guide's personal take on the architecture of a building after spending an informational half-hour meticulously touring it.