Robert K. Massie
Random House, $35
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer returns to the Russian front with the story of the minor German princess who became Empress Catherine II.
The Four Voyages
The glory — and tragic price — of Columbus' history-making journeys to the New World.
Cool, Calm & Contentious
A collection of personal essays in which the Emmy Award-winning writer opines on narcissists, crazy mommies, camping, virginity and much more.
America's Greatest Newspaper Columns
Edited by John Avlon, Jesse Angelo and Errol Louis
Overlook Press, $29.95
Work by Hemingway, Winchell, Royko, Breslin, Hunter Thompson and Steve Lopez are all included in this broad collection.
An Actor's Education