15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

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

14. 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis,' by Timothy Egan


Timothy Egan’s biography offers a stunning portrait of Edward Curtis, the photographer who made it his mission to photograph native Americans. (Check out our review here.)

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