2010 Books of the Year

In addition to the books I reviewed last year:
Best Historical Mystery (foreign setting) “Parisian Prodigal” – Alan Gordon
Best Finance/Economics Book “Age of Turbulence” – Alan Greenspan
Best Entertainment Book “Prisoner of Trebekistan” – Bob Harris

I do want to mention two others that made my 2010 “Books of the Year” list.

Best Historical Mystery (U.S. setting). City of Dragons – Kelli Stanley. As she did with ancient Rome in “Nox Dormienda,” Stanley vividly captures the atmosphere of her setting, 1940 San Francisco, and presents a complicated heroine in PI Miranda Corbie, who seems to subsist on cigarettes and bourbon.

Best Book of the Year. Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War: how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War – Thomas B. Allen & Roger Allen. Published by National Geographic for young adults, it provides detail without jargon. I found it most interesting given the ongoing conflicts overseas and advancements in drones, communications and medical devices.

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1 Response to “2010 Books of the Year”


  1. 1 Alan Gordon January 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks so much, both for this, and for the kind words of your review. Yours, Alan Gordon


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