10 Must-Read Books For February

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The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, Mary Pilon (February 17)

Pilon, a reporter who has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, makes her nonfiction debut with this dive into the real Monopoly. We’re told the game is a Depression-era success story, an unemployed guy made good — but as she reveals, that’s not even close to the truth, which is much more winding and twisting, involving feminists, Quakers, and anti-trust laws. — ED