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War and Diplomacy in the Napoleonic Era: Sir Charles Stewart, Castlereagh and the Balance of Power in Europe
Reider Payne
Progress: 91/280 pages
Cnut: Emperor Of The North
M.J. Trow

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.