Wherein a friend finally returns a book, and addresses me by my proper title
... Not to be confused with the La Crosse team that plays at Duke University.
The book was
A Heart for Europe - The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary
I highly recommend it.
.... that reminds me, I must have loaned out my hardcover The Hobbit. It was free on Kindle though, so I can read it to the kids without having to recite from memory.