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Books of The Times: In ‘The Nixon Defense,’ John W. Dean Returns to Watergate

“The Nixon Defense,” by John W. Dean, Richard M. Nixon’s counsel during the Watergate scandal, is a day-by-day account of the president’s cover-up. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/27/2014 16:20:00

Off The Shelf: ‘Marriage Markets’ Looks at Pressures on Families

In a new book, two professors of family law chronicle the economic factors that are eroding old definitions of the family. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/26/2014 10:01:00

Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103

Ms. Kaufman’s first novel, “Up the Down Staircase,” portrayed the topsy-turvy world of a New York City public school and was based on her experience ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 14:19:00

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Kim Philby Case

Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.” ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 13:00:00

ArtsBeat: Studs Terkel Audio Archive to Go Online

A digital archive of Terkel’s oral histories is one of 177 projects funded by new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 12:37:00

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 11:09:00

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 10:57:00

‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 10:35:00

Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’

Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 10:34:00

‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 10:33:00

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