Apropos of exactly nothing, here are some books I have read in the last year that I really, really liked. Not all came OUT in the last year, by a long shot. And some were rereads. Still....they made me happy.
William Bernstein, THE BIRTH OF PLENTY and A SPLENDID EXCHANGE
Brian Doherty, RADICAL FOR CAPITALISM
David Hume, ESSAYS: MORAL, POLITICAL, AND LITERARY
Jean Smith, JOHN MARSHALL: DEFINER OF A NATION
Jared Diamond, COLLAPSE and GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL
Joseph Ellis, HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON
Paul Blustein, AND THE MONEY KEPT ROLLING IN (AND OUT): ...the Bankrupting of Argentina
Marc Levinson, THE BOX: HOW THE SHIPPING CONTAINER MADE THE WORLD SMALLER....
John MacMillan, REINVENTING THE BAZAAR: A NATURAL HISTORY OF MARKETS