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The Origins of Totalitarianism
Hannah Arendt
Progress: 123/527 pages
William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England
David C. Douglas
Progress: 31/488 pages
Andrew Carnegie
Joseph Frazier Wall
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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.