The Millions : A Year in Reading: Allen Barra
The best book I read in almost any year is one by G.K. Chesterton. My favorite book this year was Chesterton’s What I Saw In America, published in 1922. I think it’s a much more incisive look at America than the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville. Chesterton, of course, had advantages Tocqueville had not – thanks to the railway system, he could travel as far west as Oklahoma, a fact which he took full advantage of.