A Russian Life
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35
The first new biography of the lifelong rebel and genius to use post-glasnost Russian sources.
The Unquiet American
Richard Holbrooke in the World
Edited by Derek Chollet and Samantha Power
Public Affairs, $29.99
A collection of essays on Holbrooke, one of the leading figures in late 20th century American diplomacy.
Money, Ambition and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles
Broadway Books, $30
A social history of the wealthy in the City of Angels told through the prism of high-end real estate.
The Untold Civil War
Exploring the Human Side of War
National Geographic Books, $40
The enduring impact of the Civil War is detailed in 30 self-contained stories on surprising, little-known and fresh aspects of the struggle.