Of the 53 books I read this year, these are the best:
Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams by Joseph Ellis.
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray.
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in An American Classroom by Helen Thorpe.
Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Save the Land by Scott Freeman.
Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman by Stephen Ambrose.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Plan for America by Nancy MacLean.
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey.
To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14) by Jacqueline Winspear.
The Man Who Climbs Trees by James Alfred.
A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham #1) by Abir Mukherjee.
Grant by Ron Chernow.
FDR by Jean Edward Smith.
You didn’t really think I could get it down to just 10, did you???