10 best books of June, according to The Christian Science Monitor

Here are the 10 June books to which the Monitor's book reviewers gave their most enthusiastic thumbs-up.

3. "Revolutionary Summer," by Joseph Ellis


Joseph J. Ellis’s 10th book does not disappoint. Revolutionary Summer intelligently and deftly lays out the story of the battle for Manhattan and for the hearts and minds of fledgling Americans in the summer of 1776. Ellis, a scholar of the American Revolution and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for “Founding Brothers,” captures this critical moment in US history with clarity but also with a soft-spoken authority that is actually quite endearing. You can read our full review here.

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