15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

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

10. 'Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power,' by Seth Rosenfeld


Former investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld takes a deep and troubling look at Ronald Reagan’s handling of the civil unrest in Berkeley in the 1960s. (Check out our review here.)

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