I think I may have to pick up Midnight Rising in anticipation of the upcoming movie, Lincoln!
- Midnight Rising by Tony Horowitz - Lincoln, the John Brown raid in Harper's Ferry and the Civil War!
- 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart - I love everything I heard about this book last year on Slate. The Civil War as imagined through the day to day lives of the average person. Storytelling at its best.
- Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhirter
- Salem Possessed: Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul Boyer - I have an odd fascination with witchcraft from an historical and alchemical perspective.
- Annals of the Former World by John McPhee - The river and geology geek in me has been wanting to read this for years!
- Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch
- Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965 by Taylor Branch
- At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968 by Taylor Branch