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Tell-Tale Poe

Murder, They Wrote


Long-hidden memos between Jimmy Carter and his most trusted confidant, Charlie Kirbo, shine new light on the former president

Green as Money

Short List

Books to read this week, from a history of extinct countries to fresh looks at Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and New York City’s most eccentric street names

The Emperor’s New Garden

Purgatory Confidential

Bad Romance

Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women brought readers inside the bedrooms of a trio of American women. Female sexuality is also the theme of her new novel, Animal

In Good Company

Jean Pigozzi’s candid snapshots pay tribute to the men who have influenced him most, from Steve Jobs to Gianni Agnelli, Mick Jagger, and his own father

Annette Gordon-Reed

The historian and author of On Juneteenth recommends the best books to read about the state where it all went down: Texas

Short List

Books to read this week, including an investigation into Juul’s sketchy marketing, a look at history’s most photogenic presidents, and an Everest memoir

The In-Between

Nearly three minutes elapsed between the time an explosion destroyed the Challenger space shuttle’s fuel tank and the death of its crew members. What happened?

Saving Malta

The New Theory of Everything

The Mother of All Battles

What was behind Ethel Rosenberg’s fateful decision to stand by her traitor husband?

Apples to Oranges

Charming watercolors catalogue a century of American fruits and nuts

French Exit

Hemingway’s Ghost

The writer’s granddaughter is cashing in on her last name, endorsing new authors’ books for a fee

Tricks of the Trade

O’Keeffe O’Clock

New York City street scenes meet oversize flowers and the American West in a sweeping survey of Georgia O’Keeffe’s epic work

Pilgrimage to 19th-Century Italy

The Wave of the Future Is Female

Tracing the male-dominated history of surfing to its women-wave-rider roots

Once upon a Time …, Cont’d.

Match Made in Hell, Part II

What would you do if the man you were sleeping with turned out to be a psychopath on the U.K.’s most-wanted list?