15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

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

9. 'Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship,' by Richard Aldous


This wonderful new history by Bard College professor Richard Aldous makes clear that the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher was far more challenging and complex than is widely recognized. (Check out our review here.)

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