Best nonfiction books of 2008
The Monitor’s annual gift guide to the best nonfiction books of 2008.
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The Nuclear Jihadist
By Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins (Twelve Books, 448 pp., $25)
A husband-and-wife reporting team tell the how A.Q. Khan brought the nuclear bomb to the Muslim world. (1/15/08)
By Shannon Brownlee (Bloomsbury USA, 352 pp., $25.95)
Award-winning science journalist Shannon Brownlee analyzes another phase of the US healthcare crisis: patients who are overtreated. (1/2/08)
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
By Drew Gilpin Faust (Alfred A. Knopf, 346 pp., $27.95)
Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust makes a convincing case that the heartbreak of the Civil War irrevocably altered the United States. (1/30/08)