In the woods, on the sea, being manly — maybe
By what measure are men “men” anymore? How do they express their masculinity in an age when rites of passage have abandoned them, when they’ve put down their swords and hunting bows? Several recent books have plumbed these testosterone-rich depths. Now adding to the literature on the conundrum are Craig J. Heimbuch’s “And Now We Shall Do Manly Things” and “Four Thousand Hooks” by Dean J. Adams. Both assume the macho mantle and prove their mettle, but in different ways.