An autobiography and two biographies take readers inside the lives of politically influential figures.
A Fighting Chance (Metropolitan Books) by Elizabeth Warren is the senior Massachusetts senator's account of her life, from a hard-knock Oklahoma childhood to a professorship at Harvard and a career in politics.
Scalia: A Court of One (Simon & Schuster) by Bruce Allen Murphy is a deeply researched biography of the U.S. Supreme Court justice, exploring how the man once expected to unite the court's conservatives has instead often divided them.
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty (Grand Central) by Daniel Schulman, an investigative journalist, is the first major biography of the family of libertarian billionaires who wield massive influence on the nation's politics.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor