What Book’s Your Best of 2014?

Yes, 2014 is not over yet … but which book, published in 2014, do you count as the best book you’ve read this year?

The floor is open …

15 thoughts on “What Book’s Your Best of 2014?

  1. Alan November 14, 2014 / 4:59 am

    Sweet Southern Boys

  2. A Hintz November 14, 2014 / 6:08 am

    “Wilson” by Scott Berg.

  3. Cotton Boll Conspiracy November 14, 2014 / 6:41 am

    “Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World” by Tom Zoellner. A well-written, well-researched book that tells the story of the chemical element.

  4. bhallen2016 November 14, 2014 / 10:27 am

    “Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I” by Nick Lloyd

  5. John Foskett November 14, 2014 / 4:03 pm

    A Gunner in Lee’s Army. The edited Civil War letters of artillery officer Thomas H. Carter. Filled with surprising insights on the top levels of the ANV, the business of operating a large Virginia plantation from afar, and the conduct of troops on both sides, among many other topics..

  6. Ian November 14, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    A Field Guide to Gettysburg by Carol Reardon & Tom Vossler

  7. Pat Young November 14, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward Baptist. I have some problems with it, but the notion of increased per capita productivity among slaves being due to increasing use of torture was really challenging.

  8. Bob D'Amato November 14, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Ulysses S Grant by Simpson
    and 2 Dan Jones books the Plantagenet s and the other is The Wars of the Roses.

  9. jfepperson November 15, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    One Common Country, by James Conroy.

  10. HBM November 16, 2014 / 8:59 am

    The Presidents’ War by Chris DeRose.

  11. Chris Evans November 18, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861 by Edward Longacre.

    Wonderful book on this battle. Hope it nets him many awards.

    Chris

  12. Lee Elder November 21, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne. This is an outstanding read.

    • Lee Elder November 30, 2014 / 7:43 pm

      By the way, I also enjoyed reading the Simpson book on Grant and reconstruction over the summer. Without calling home and asking my wife to check, I believe that book was published prior to 2014. Are your books available for listening in some form? I have a buddy who is on the road half the day and he’d enjoy listening to the book.

  13. hankc9174 November 21, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    probably ‘recent-ism’ but “The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era” by Douglas R. Egerton, is the best reconstruction history, page-for-page ever…

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