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Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
Christopher Dickey
Progress: 184/387 pages
The Big Book of Jack the Ripper (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)
Otto Penzler
Progress: 109/848 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 32 out of 301 pages.

Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris - Alex Kershaw

I generally prefer a little more flair to a writing style--this book features a simple, stark approach to storytelling, even a bit ham-fisted--BUT I can't fault him for keeping things moving. and the story--a true one--is gripping in and of itself; maybe no adornments is the best approach. in a few pages, Paris has fallen to the Nazis, and that ratty, horrid little Fuhrer has driven through to enjoy the victory...while Doctor Sumner Jackson, physician, lifesaver (even back in World War One, and now this!) stays to help the inhabitants of his adopted home.