I gotta tell you, I'm looking forward to reading something that doesn't feature vampires. I've got several books waiting to start next Tuesday, and this is one of them:
Joseph Maiolo - Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941
I think that subtitle basically says what this book is about. Maiolo has solid historical credentials, so I'm looking forward to this on an intellectual level.