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The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Tyler Cowen is consistently one of my favorite sources of reading material. There hasn’t been a year where I don’t find something new from his recommendations and this year is no exception.

He’s out with his 2014 list of the best nonfiction books. If he had to pick three favorites out of this list he would choose Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert, On the Run: Fugutive Life in an American City, and Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition. (Also revisit his selections from 2013, and 2012.)

I ended up picking up copies of Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert, Stalin, vol. 1Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph and Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing.