Random House, $40
The most extensive biography of the Van Gogh to date offers a new theory on the circumstances surrounding his death.
The General Who Lost Vietnam
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30
Sorley's biography suggests that William Westmoreland's strategy of attrition failed to understand the realities of the Vietnam War.
West by West
My Charmed, Tormented Life
Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman
Little, Brown, $27.99
One of the greatest figures in NBA history as a player and executive offers a candid accounting of his challenging life.
New Directions, $18.95
A memoir by the National Book Award–winner and musician that recollects the poignant experiences, real and imagined, of her early life.
You Will See Fire
A Search for Justice in Kenya
W.W. Norton, $27.95
The death of an American clergyman, despised by Kenya's tyrannical leader Daniel arap Moi, is ruled a suicide until the truth is uncovered.