By Michael Goldman
Part one of my list of best reads for the year ahead is loaded with books from the past as well as books published just this year.
For example, the best single volume examining the entire American Revolutionary remains The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff, which was first published in 1985. If you've never read it, and are interested in this era of American history, you should.
That said, there was a great addition to the history of that extraordinary period just this year.