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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 171 out of 319 pages.

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

I started the second novel, which is Invaders from Earth, and though I'm only 21 pages in it has a far more interesting opening: a 21st century expedition to Ganymede finds both an inhabited world and one with valuable minerals, and an advertising firm is hired to pave the way for exploittaion. For a premise like that it seems to be developing in a far more anti-imperialist direction than I've come to expect from novels from the period; usually they're only anti-imperialist when Americanized humans are the ones being subjugated.