Kirkus Reviews

Best Books of 2014 for Informed Americans


SOLDIER GIRLS by Helen Thorpe
Scribner / Aug. 5th, 2014 / 978-1-4516-6810-0
CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by Thomas Piketty translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Belknap/Harvard Univ. / March 10th, 2014 / 978-0-674-43000-6
THE DIVIDE by Matt Taibbi
Spiegel & Grau / April 8th, 2014 / 978-0-8129-9342-4
THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE by Jeff Hobbs
Scribner / Sept. 23rd, 2014 / 978-1-4767-3190-2
LINCOLN AND THE POWER OF THE PRESS by Harold Holzer
Simon & Schuster / Oct. 14th, 2014 / 978-1439192719
WILLIAM WELLS BROWN by Ezra Greenspan
Norton / Oct. 6th, 2014 / 978-0-393-24090-0
THE TRUE AMERICAN by Anand Giridharadas
Norton / May 5th, 2014 / 978-0-393-23950-8
THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY by Greg Grandin
Metropolitan/Henry Holt / Jan. 14th, 2014 / 978-0-8050-9453-4
FLASH BOYS by Michael Lewis
Norton / March 31st, 2014 / 978-0-393-24466-3
THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE by Rick Perlstein
Simon & Schuster / Aug. 5th, 2014 / 978-1-4767-8241-6
FORCING THE SPRING by
Penguin Press / April 22nd, 2014 / 978-1-59420-444-9
JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson
Spiegel & Grau / Oct. 21st, 2014 / 978-0-8129-9452-0
THE PROBLEM OF SLAVERY IN THE AGE OF EMANCIPATION by David Brion Davis
Knopf / Feb. 4th, 2014 / 978-0-307-26909-6
THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD by Edward E. Baptist
Basic / Sept. 9th, 2014 / 978-0-465-00296-2
UNCERTAIN JUSTICE by Laurence Tribe ; Joshua Matz
Henry Holt / June 3rd, 2014 / 978-0-8050-9909-6
THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER by Lawrence Wright
Knopf / Sept. 16th, 2014 / 978-0385352031