Always try to have a history and a novel going. History is Churchill’s History of English speaking Peoples (volume 1) very approachable… novel is Faulkners The Sound and the Fury. Been on a Faulkner for a few years.
My third reread of "The Robber Barons." So much to be learned about some of my favorite Americans ... so little time left. A few of them spanned the continent with iron rails and only used government funds. Never spent a dime of their own moneys.