The WQ's Most Read Stories of 2010POSTED: Dec 22, 2010 02:53 PM
- “America: Land of Loners?” by Daniel Akst
- “The Enterprise of Nations” by David S. Landes
- “Gandhi’s Invisible Hands” by Ian Desai
- “Celebrity Jane” by Brooke Allen
- “The Arab Tomorrow” by David B. Ottaway
The WQ’s Top 10 BooksPOSTED: Dec 09, 2010 05:46 PM
It’s the season of best-of lists. In our case, we enjoyed the chance to look back on a year of excellent reading. Below are 10 nonfiction books reviewed in our pages that particularly captured our—and their reviewers’—attention. You won’t find a blockbuster in the lot, but some of the finest scholarship, best narrative history, and most provocative thinking published over the past year.
1688: The First Modern Revolution. By Steve Pincus. Yale Univ. Press. 647 pp. $40
A bold new interpretation of how Britain’s Glorious Revolution ushered in the modern political era.
FLIGHT FROM MONTICELLO: Thomas Jefferson at War. By Michael Kranish. Oxford Univ. Press. 388 pp. $27.95
A colorful account of Thomas
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