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2014

Book of the Year

Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel)
by Pope Francis (2013)

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Honorable Mention

There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll
by Lisa Robinson (2014)

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Notable Books

Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives 
by Randi Zuckerberg (2013)

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by Charles Seife (2000)

How Music Works
by David Byrne (2012)

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
by Francis S. Collins (2007)

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
by Eric Kandel (2012)

Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted
by Gerald Imber MD (2011

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
by Jonathan Haidt (2006)

Wu Tang Manual
by The RZA and Chris Norris (2005)

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
by Robert D. Kaplan (2013)

The Higher Education Bubble (Encounter Broadside)
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds (2012)

Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture
by Grant David McCracken (2008)

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
by Steven Pinker (2012)

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
by Adam Smith (1759)

Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth
by Peter Blair Henry (2013)

The Interpretation of Cultures
by Clifford Geertz (1977)

Behind the Scenes at Galileo’s Trial
by Richard J. Blackwell (2008)

The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising
by Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey C. Walker and Karl Weber (2013)

The Innovator’s Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next
by Steven Johnson (2011)

Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind: Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World
by Peter Padfield (2000)

The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
by Frank R. Wilson (1999)

Can Capitalism Survive?: Creative Destruction and the Future of the Global Economy
by Joseph A. Schumpeter (2009)

Manias, Panics, And Crashes: A History Of Financial Crises, Revised Edition
by Charles P. Kindleberger (1989)

Capitalism As a Moral System: Adam Smith’s Critique of the Free Market Economy
by Spencer J. Pack (2010)

Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher and His Political Economy (Great Thinkers in Economics)
by Gavin Kennedy (2010)

Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism
by William Rudin (1989)

Ways Of Seeing
by John Berger (1990)

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2013

Books of the Year

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg (2013)

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The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (2013)

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The Charles McKay Prize

The Great Deformation – David Stockman (2013)

Notable Books

The Shield of Achilles
by Phillip Bobbitt (2007)

Invisible Armies
by Max Boot (2013)

Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde
by Rebecca Dana (2013)

Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste
by Herbert Gans (1999)

The Interpretation of Cultures
by Clifford Geertz (1973)

The Icarus Deception
by Seth Godin (2012)

Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth
by Peter Henry (2013)

The Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
by Robert Hughes (1999)

The Cult of the Amateur
by Andrew Keen (2008)

Born to Rise
by Deborah Kenny (2012)

An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
by Stephanie La Cava (2012)

Overhaul
by Steven Rattner (2010)

The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communication
by Paul Starr (2005)

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage (2010)

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham (2010)


2012

Book of the Year

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; first edition; October 25, 2011)

Honorable Mention

MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams (2010)

Notable Books

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard (2011)

The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn
by Pip Coburn (2006)

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson (2011)

The Sputnik Challenge
by Robert Divine (1993)

USA Inc.: A Basic Summary of America’s Financial Statements
by Mary Meeker (2011)

The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University
by Louis Menand (2010)

Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir
by Doron Weber (2012)

Culturematic
by Grant McCracken (2012)

Reverse Innovation
by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble (2012)

The Creative Destruction of Medicine
by Eric Topal (2012)

What Disruptive Thinking Is and Why You Should Be Doing It
by Luke Williams (2010)

Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc
by Arthur I. Miller (2002)

Best Periodical

Lapham’s Quarterly


 2011

Book of the Year

The Social Animal
David Brooks (2011)

Dead Men Talking

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
by Adam Smith

The Jefferson Bible
by Thomas Jefferson (Applewood Books)

Notable Books

The Information
by James Gleick

The Wealth of Networks
by Yochai Benkler

Globish
by Robert McCrum

Internet Architecture and Innovation
by Barbara van Schewick

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Isreal’s Economic Miracle
by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

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