Best Books 2014: E. S. Curtis study celebrates centennial of B.C. project

Year in Review: John Goodman Top 10 Books

1. Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema by Brad Evans (editor) and Aaron Glass (editor) (University of Washington Press)

2. Limber by Angela Pelster (Sarabande Books)

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3. Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

4. Madam: A Novel of New Orleans by Cari Lynn and Kellie Martin (Plume)

5. American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light by Iain Sinclair (Faber & Faber )

6. The Life and Art of Harry and Jessie Webb by Adrienne Brown (Mother Tongue)

7. Capital: The Eruption of Delhi by Rana DasGupta (Penguin)

8. The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

9. Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West by Judith Nies (Nation Books)

10. Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark (Ecco)

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