Best of 2014

249 most often linked books on Reddit for year 2014. Most popular books range from history books, comics or audio-books. See more detailed info by clicking on a book thumbnail.

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  • in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty First Century


    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eightee…

  • Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson


    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZENAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor *NewsdayBy the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker.Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon …

  • Beat the Odds: From Homelessness

    I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond


    The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto f…




    Jarmo is a wizard of ancient and esoteric power. He can call forth visions, commune with the ignobly dead, and manipulate political landscapes with a spry flick of his tongue. But the uncounted years spent observing the insanities of humanity have at last taken their toll, and he has thrown off the shackles of his servitude and now wanders the land a snarky and ironical libertine. His last remaining motive: to move the masses of men by the twiddling of his disaffected thumbs. Follow the lo…

  • Fighting Censorship

    Angle: Fighting Censorship, Death Threats, Ethical Traps and a Land Mine, While Winning a Pulitze…


    J. Ross Baughman used his camera to investigate criminal gangs, deadly hate groups and desperate armies around the world. While traveling across five continents and covering war in eleven nations, he survived being shot at and even stepping on a land mine. Along the way, this young Pulitzer Prize winner proved that many ethical dilemmas that paralyze journalism can be readily solved or, even better, simply avoided. (Illustrated with over 200 photographs)

  • Hitman and the Rose

    The Hitman and the Rose


    A Hitman with a troubled past finds himself stunned when he receives a letter from a nine year old girl. He usually charges a quarter of a million dollars per hit, but finds just $23.42 inside the envelope along with a plea to free her from her abusive father. But there are more abusers than meets the eye. There will be blood. And lots of it. A tale that began as a writing prompt response on, The Hitman and the Rose is a Novella that deals in revenge. It is the story of a man redis…

  • Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)

    Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)


    Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on, where more than a third of the top-100 cartoons on the “Cartoons” subreddit are his. Now, for the first time, these cartoons have been gathered into a single book. From wry observations about the absurdities of life and acerbic comments to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, and from one style to another, this compend…

  • Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything


    One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we…

  • Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace

    The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation


    “If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”                                                                                                 – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisd…

  • Strength

    Starting Strength (2014)


    Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition …


    Chomp, Chomp, Chomp: How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales


    “…Not quite full-grown, it’s haunched down like a dog, tensed and coiled and ready to spring. We make eye contact for the merest fraction of a second, and in this moment I know exactly what’s coming….” A tragicomic collection of latter day Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Allena Hansen’s true life accounts won the IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for best memoir/autobiography. “Chomp, Chomp, Chomp; How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales” introduces us to the bon vivant and social pariah…

  • $300 Billion Broadband Scandal

    The $300 Billion Broadband Scandal


    Since the publication of $200 Billion Broadband Scandal in 2006, New Networks Institute and Teletruth have continued to upgrade the information about broadband. With the publication of our 25th Anniversary Report of AT&T, Verizon and Qwest on Critical Financial Indicators, which updated the information in this report, it is clear that the overcharging and failure to deploy we covered in the original book continues to be a major issue in America. The FCC has issued a Notice of Inquiry pertaini…

  • Charge of Adult ADHD

    Taking Charge of Adult ADHD


    For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-buildin…

  • (Everyday Handbook)

    Flatland/Sphereland (Everyday Handbook)


    A century-old classic of British letters that charmed and fascinated generations of readers with its witty satire of Victorian society and its unique insights, by analogy, into the fourth dimension.

  • Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

    The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined


    A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind’s inherent viol…

  • Murray (coloring book)

    Thrill Murray (coloring book)


    Be it in Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, lost in translation or now, Moonrise Kingdom Bill Murray has become a favorite of the modern screen, the heartbeat of any DVD collection This a collection of images, assembled in a coloring book inspired by the great man himself. Color him in, you can even go outside the lines. “Thrill Murray fills us with so much joy. Is that a better name than any book on your bookshelf? Yes, yes it is.” Atlantic Wire “Belly Kids have announced a great new Bill…

  • Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Third Edition)

    Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Third Edition)


    “Should become mandatory reading for all police academy students.”—Damon Woodcock (Ret.), Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau“A well-researched, historically grounded, and mordant critique of American policing past and present.”—Christian ParentiEven critics have a difficult time imagining a world without police. But just what is the role of police in a democracy: to serve the public or to protect the powerful? Tracing the evolution of the modern police force back to the slave patrols, this contr…

  • of the Mind [Paperback]

    Tricks of the Mind [Paperback]


    Tricks of the Mind [Paperback]

  • of the Vatican: The Popes

    Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes, the Kings, and Garibaldi’s Rebels in the Struggle to Rule Mod…


    Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican:”Kertzer once again proves himself a truly compelling historian.” — André Aciman”Prisoner of the Vatican reads like exciting fiction. And it has astounding contemporary relevance.” — Alfred Uhry”Kertzer’s careful scholarship and lucid writing make the human character of this religious institution quite clear.” — James Carroll”Fascinating.” — Entertainment Weekly”Lively . . . filled with telling anecdotes and colorful descriptions of the…

  • Enormous Egg

    The Enormous Egg


    When twelve-year-old Nate Twitchell takes care of an gigantic egg laid by one of his hens, he is shocked to find that it hatches into a triceratops. Reissue.