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Best U.S. History Books of 2022

  • NONFICTION

    ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES

    AUG. 2, 2022

NONFICTION

ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES

by Catherine Ceniza Choy

An empathetic and detailed recounting of Asian American histories rarely found in textbooks. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WATERGATE

    FEB. 15, 2022

NONFICTION

WATERGATE

by Garrett M. Graff

Now the best and fullest account of the Watergate crisis, one unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    REQUIEM FOR THE MASSACRE

    NOV. 1, 2022

NONFICTION

REQUIEM FOR THE MASSACRE

by RJ Young

An arresting account of Black ambition and endurance from an important new voice in narrative nonfiction. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE LAST CAMPAIGN

    NOV. 1, 2022

HISTORY

THE LAST CAMPAIGN

by H.W. Brands

An excellent, well-written study—like most of the author’s books, a welcome addition to the literature of westward expansion. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WHAT IT TOOK TO WIN

    MARCH 1, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    INDIGENOUS CONTINENT

    SEPT. 20, 2022

NONFICTION

INDIGENOUS CONTINENT

by Pekka Hämäläinen

An essential work of Indigenous studies that calls for rethinking North American history generally. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN MIDNIGHT

    OCT. 4, 2022

HISTORY

AMERICAN MIDNIGHT

by Adam Hochschild

A riveting, resonant account of the fragility of freedom in one of many shameful periods in U.S. history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SOUTH TO AMERICA

    JAN. 25, 2022

HISTORY

SOUTH TO AMERICA

by Imani Perry

A graceful, finely crafted examination of America’s racial, cultural, and political identity. Perry always delivers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WOMAN

    MARCH 15, 2022

NONFICTION

WOMAN

by Lillian Faderman

An intelligently provocative, vital reading experience. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE NINETIES

    FEB. 8, 2022

NONFICTION

THE NINETIES

by Chuck Klosterman

A fascinating examination of a period still remembered by most, refreshingly free of unnecessary mythmaking. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE MOSQUITO BOWL

    SEPT. 13, 2022

NONFICTION

THE MOSQUITO BOWL

by Buzz Bissinger

College football and World War II: not an obvious combination, but Bissinger handles it brilliantly. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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