Benjamin Schwarz: Top 15 Books of 2012

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Benjamin Schwarz: Top 15 Books of 2012 (as published by The Atlantic)

  • The Great Sea – David Abulafia
  • Time’s Shadow – Arnold J. Bauer
  • Good Behaviour – Molly Keane
  • Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel
  • Moscow, 1937 – Karl Schlögel

The Runners Up

  • What They Do in the Dark: A Novel – Amanda Coe
  • The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 – Brian Cummings (editor)
  • Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of Germans After the Second World War – R.M. Douglas
  • Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies, New Zealand and the United States – David Hackett Fischer
  • The Road to Ruins – Ian Graham
  • Evening’s Empire: A History of Night in Early Modern Europe – Craig Koslofsky
  • Dear Life: Stories – Alice Munro
  • Sir Walter Raleigh – Mark Nicholls and Penry Williams
  • Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins – Ian Tattersall
  • The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Volume 6: 1933-1941 – Virginia Woolf, edited by Stuart N. Clarke