Books

“Untrue” attempts to shatter the central fallacy that women find monogamy easier than men. In fact, the opposite is true, Wednesday Martin argues.
If war is hell, should not reading war reporting be a bit hellish too? Nick McDonell weighs in from the bloody field.

The story of Dominique and John de Menil's immense influence on the aesthetic of perceiving art is an extraordinary intellectual journey well worth taking.

Kurt Wenzel, The Star’s man in letters, the best-read reader we know, picks over the highlights of the year’s fiction and nonfiction.

Valley Forge was the crucible through which George Washington metamorphosed from a hesitant, insecure farmer into a decisive and courageous leader.

The mutability of truth and a mysterious stranger worthy of Camus in Lea Carpenter’s stylish novel of espionage, polygraphs, and the C.I.A.
The magician and author Allan Zola Kronzek will is out with a new guide to tricks, tabletop entertainments, and oldster-youngster bonding.

Through this recounting of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill’s private and personal lives runs the theme of sibling rivalry, starting in their East Hampton childhood and ending with Lee’s exclusion from her sister’s will.
David Margolick visits the American Hotel for the John Jermain Memorial Library’s author’s lunch, while a poetry reading pipes up at the old Rogers Memorial Library on Job’s Lane in Southampton.

Simon Van Booy’s compassionate sensibility is omnipresent in his latest book, which collects tales based on true stories told to him in his travels.

By Bernard Goldhirsch
Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Doug Williams are apt choices to spotlight because of the different footholds they occupy on the N.F.L. quarterback spectrum.

An old hand at Vanity Fair profiles a gallery of rogues and crusaders with fury and outrage, raising questions for contemporary journalism along the way.