An enjoyable but long and tiring day, so just a brief mention of a few items of LH interest:
Matthew P. Romaniello, The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552–1671
Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem (this will be my first Chinese sf novel)
Doctor Zhivago, directed by Aleksandr Proshkin
I wish everyone a merry/happy Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, or just a good late-December day, depending on how you roll. And so to bed!
Update. And jamessal gave me The Adventures of Augie March; he calls it “from what I can tell thus far, the best novel written by the best American English prose stylist.” Thanks, Jim!