A Book I Am Adding to my List
Tyler Cowen writes:
The author is Alan Taylor and the subtitle is Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.
This is one of the best history books I have read, ever. Every sentence is excellent (is there higher praise?). And let me add: 1) I hate reading books about Virginia, and 2) I feel “I’ve read enough books about slavery.” …
Very highly recommended, I hope it wins the National Book Award and it will be prominent on my forthcoming best books of 2013 list.
I have rarely been led astray by a Cowen recommendation this strong.