Charles Trueheart

Charles Trueheart, a SCHOLAR contributing editor, is a former director of the American Library in Paris.

Making the List

Finding the right page required centuries of experiment

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, March 21, 2022

Visible Man

A writer whose early speculative fiction made him famous

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, November 15, 2021

Things Left Behind

A writer’s one-sided conversation with a ghost

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, May 17, 2021

Family Secrets

A writer’s personal quest to expose a mass murderer who escaped punishment

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, February 01, 2021

La Havilland

The movie star became a fixture in Paris, where she lived for half her lifetime

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, July 27, 2020

Creeping Illiberalism

A bleak account of the West's slide toward tyranny

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, July 27, 2020

The Difficult Diplomat

A highly flawed man who brought peace and controversy

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, June 03, 2019

A Seductive Spectacle

The languid bazaar of Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet still beckons 50 years later

by Charles Trueheart | Friday, June 01, 2007

Bungle in the Jungle

A new biography considers what might have been in Indochina

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, December 04, 2017

Organized Violence

In the last century, where did warfare end and genocide begin?

by Charles Trueheart | Friday, December 01, 2006

Cruel Spring

A dark time in the city of light

by Charles Trueheart | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Whores de Combat

In search of adventure and engagement

by Charles Trueheart | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Debacle Before the Disaster

At Dien Bien Phu, the French got a lesson the U.S. would take two decades to learn

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, March 01, 2010

Paris: The Death of Derrida

by Charles Trueheart | Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Sign Language

At their best, pictograms tell us clearly where to go and what to do; at their worst, things can get interesting

by Charles Trueheart | Saturday, December 01, 2007