Best nonfiction books of 2010
Happiness, it seems, is too banal a fate for a prodigiously talented young woman who joins forces with an equally exceptional man. Just ask Cleopatra. Accounts of the life of the last Egyptian pharaoh typically suffer from an excess of misogyny, romanticism, or misinformation. To all that, Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra" is a welcome corrective.