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A Reading List for the New Year

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Books we admire from 2013

Photo by Stewart Butterfield

By Bruce Falconer

January 14, 2014


 

 

Of the 27 books we reviewed in 2013, these six are particularly deserving of a spot on your nightstand:

 

schlosserCommand and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, By Eric Schlosser, Penguin, 632 pp., $36

 

 

 

 

sacksHallucinations, By Oliver Sacks, Knopf, 352 pp., $26.95

 

 

 

 

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956, By Anne Applebaum, Doubleday, 608 pp., $35

 

 

 

 

jonesThe Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel that Defined the Renaissance, By Jonathan Jones, Knopf, 368 pp., $35

 

 

 

 

holmesFalling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, By Richard Holmes, Pantheon, 416 pp., $35

 

 

 

 

livioBrilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the UniverseBy Mario Livio, Simon & Schuster, 341 pp., $26

 

 

 

 

To see the rest of the books we reviewed last year, click here.


Bruce Falconer is the Scholar’s senior editor.


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