15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

Here are the Monitor's picks for the 15 best nonfiction books of 2012.

13. 'Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam,' by Fredrik Logevall


Fredrik Logevall, a historian at Cornell University, has produced an essential read on the tragedy of the Vietnam War. (Check out our review here.)

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