Forbes’ editors and writers selected “the most entertaining and illuminating nonfiction books of the year.” Here are the top ten:

  • The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, the America’s Cup, by Julian Guthrie
  • Brick by Brick: How Lego Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry, by David C. Robertson with Bill Breen
  • The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman
  • The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality, by Angus Deaton
  • Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, by Nick Bilton
  • The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, by Nina Munk
  • I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford, by Richard Snow
  • One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon, by Richard L. Brandt
  • One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson
  • Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order), by Joe Peta

Click here to read the entire post (by Frederick E. Allen) and descriptions of the titles.