15 best nonfiction books of 2013

Here are the 15 nonfiction titles Monitor critics liked best in 2013.

2. 'The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,' by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin chronicles the intense friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. (You can see the Monitor's full review of "The Bully Pulpit" here.)

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