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The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine
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it was ok
bookshelves: research, 2016-books

To be totally clear: I only read this book as research for the novel I'm drafting right now and I read up to about 600 pages and then stopped b/c WWII is irrelevant to this project. I would not have chosen to read this book, were it not for the research possibilities. I picked up some good tidbits and avenues and sources to explore for the story--so that's great.

But yeah--super dense. Written very list-y: like, lists of aristocratic titles abounded. I won't evaluate its politics or its point of view here, but parts of it were useful enough for my understanding of my characters and their world. This isn't the kind of book you read "just because" and it could've been much shorter.
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Reading Progress

February 21, 2016 – Shelved
February 21, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 2, 2016 – Started Reading
March 2, 2016 – Shelved as: research
March 4, 2016 –
page 21
2.48%
March 10, 2016 –
page 50
5.9%
March 16, 2016 –
page 89
10.5%
March 21, 2016 –
page 110
12.97%
March 22, 2016 –
page 142
16.75%
April 2, 2016 –
page 182
21.46%
April 11, 2016 –
page 200
23.58%
April 22, 2016 –
page 222
26.18%
April 27, 2016 –
page 239
28.18%
April 29, 2016 –
page 251
29.6%
May 7, 2016 –
page 264
31.13%
May 30, 2016 –
page 300
35.38%
June 11, 2016 –
page 307
36.2%
June 14, 2016 –
page 344
40.57%
June 19, 2016 –
page 354
41.75%
June 24, 2016 –
page 377
44.46%
July 3, 2016 –
page 400
47.17%
July 19, 2016 –
page 426
50.24%
July 23, 2016 –
page 448
52.83%
July 24, 2016 –
page 507
59.79%
July 25, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-books
July 25, 2016 – Finished Reading

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