1. The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad by Gordon H. Chang (GR)
  2. Scapegoat: A History of Blaming Other People by Charlie Campbell (GR)
  3. The Intellectuals and the Flag by Todd Gitlin (GR)
  4. The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, the Death of Teddy’s Bear, and the Sovereign Exception of Guantanamo by Magnus Fiskesjo (GR)
  5. The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era by Charles W. Dunn (GR)
  6. Heidegger’s Silence by Berel Lang (GR)
  7. The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932 by William E. Leuchtenburg (GR)
  8. The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905–1922 by Edmond Taylor (GR)
  9. When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna (GR)
  10. They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers (GR)
  11. What Money Really Means by Thomas M. Kostigen (GR)
  12. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard G. Wilkinson (GR)
  13. The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall by Ian Bremmer (GR)
  14. Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover
  15. Empire of Neomemory by Heriberto Yépez (BAOS)
  16. The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe by Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry (Medium)
  17. The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox, on the decipherment of the ancient Linear B script (BAOS)
  18. Not history, but ‘alternate history’ fiction: To Climates Unknown by Arturo Serrano (Medium)
  19. Should the study of ‘the classics’ be dismantled and rebuilt? (DMB)
  20. ‘Nothing happened’: On the end of history (DMB)