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Edward the Confessor
Frank Barlow
Progress: 118/375 pages
For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012
William B. Feis, Peter Maslowski, Allan R. Millett
Progress: 181/736 pages
James Madison: A Biography
Ralph Louis Ketcham
Progress: 337/753 pages
Tales in Time: The Man Who Walked Home and Other Stories
Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Lewis Padgett, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Peter Crowther, James Tiptree Jr., Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, Jack Finney, L. Sprague de Camp, Brian W. Aldiss, H.G. Wells

Reading progress update: I've read 150 out of 319 pages.

Across Time/Invaders from Earth - Robert Silverberg, David Grinnell, Donald A. Wollheim

I'm done with  Across Time, which is the first of the two novels in this Ace Double. Written by Donald A. Wollheim (using his pen name, David Grinnell) it's about a test pilot who is dragged a million years into the future after his brother and sister-in-law (for whom the protagonist pines) are seemingly annihilated by flying saucers. The story conforms to a lot of what 1950s science fiction novels were like, with plot to burn but little in the way of character exploration and the stoic square-jawed hero practically guaranteed to get the girl at the end.