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The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences"
Michael F. Holt
Progress: 50/272 pages
The Three Axial Ages: Moral, Material, Mental
John Torpey

Reading progress update: I've read 352 out of 352 pages.

Churchill's Confidant: Jan Smuts, Enemy to Lifelong Friend  - Richard Steyn

This was a seriously disappointing book. What was advertised as an examination of the friendship between Churchill and Jan Smuts proved in the end to be little more than the author’s attempt to horn in on the Churchill biography market from his comfort zone as a Smuts biographer.