Slate.com picked Restless Giant by James Patterson for its Best Books of 2005 list today. David Greenberg, who writes Slate’s “History Lesson” column, made the pick – and plugged Patterson’s previous “tour de force” book, Grand Expectations along the way. Of note: Restless Giant seems to be the only history title to make the cut.
Greenberg says that Restless Giant is
“a quietly persuasive defense of the “right revolution” that [Patterson] argues has been central to American politics and society in recent times.”