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    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer interview, 2005

    • Political violence - Confederate States of America - History; Political violence - United States - History - 19th century; Subversive activities - Confederate States of America - History; Subversive activities - United States - History - 19th...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer discusses her book, “The Confederate Dirty War.” She begins by explaining that Canada and England secretly supported the Confederacy during The Civil War. She talks about Confederate plans for biological warfare, landmines,...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003 December 01

    • Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 - Correspondence - Juvenile literature; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Jews - Netherlands - Amsterdam - Biography - Juvenile literature;...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Searching for Anne Frank.” She begins by explaining that the book compares the impact of World War II on the lives of two families in two countries, the United States and the Netherlands. The book charts the...
    • Ted Van Dyk interview

    • Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Political culture - United States - History - 20th century; Presidents - United States -...
    • Ted Van Dyk discusses his book, “Heroes, Hacks, and Fools.” He begins by sharing his memories of Jean Monnet, then head of the European Commission, who discouraged him from working in politics. He discusses his role working for Hubert Humphrey...
    • Sonia Nazario interview

    • United States - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Honduras - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Illegal aliens - United States - Social conditions - Case studies; Immigrant children - United States - Social conditions - Case...
    • Sonia Nazario discusses her book, “Enrique’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that the book is the true story of a young boy named Enrique who travels from Honduras to the United States to find his mother. Nazario explains that when Enrique was...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami interview, 1999

    • Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Juvenile fiction; Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Fiction; Jewish refugees - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Jews - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust survivors -...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami discusses her book, “Two Suns in the Sky,” which explores refugees from Yugoslavia attempting to establish their new identities as Americans. The characters had to explore how to become Americans. Further, they wanted to explore...
    • Haynes Johnson, interview, 2005 October

    • McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; Anti-communist movements - United States - History - 20th century; Terrorism - Government policy - United States; Presidents - United...
    • During the mid-1950s, the anti-Communist crusade had a significant impact on American politics and culture, with Senator McCarthy being the representative figure. Johnson spends the majority of the interview discussing this monumental story of a...
    • Ann Louise Bardach interview, 2002 November 05

    • González, Elián, 1993-; Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Family; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Friends and associates; Exiles - Political activity - Florida - Miami; Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami - Politics and government; Political...
    • Ann Louise Bardach discusses her book, “Cuba Confidential.” She begins by explaining that the book is both a history of Cuba and the story of Elian Gonzalez and why she felt the need to tell both stories. Bardach details Elain Gonzalez’ story in...
    • Saul Friedländer interview, 1997

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933 - 1945; Jews - Persecutions - Germany - History - 20th century; Holocaust, Jewish (1939 - 1945) - Germany; Germany - Politics and government - 1933 - 1945; Germany - History - 1933 - 1945; Germany - Ethnic relations
    • Saul Friedländer discusses his book, Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933 − 1939, volume 1, which explores the the early years of Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany prior to World War II. The years of persecution describes and interprets the steadily...
    • Greg Critser interview

    • Population Groups - psychology - United States - Popular Works; Health Policy - United States - Popular Works; Health Behavior - United States - Popular Works; Drug Industry - economics - United States - Popular Works; Drug Industry - economics -...
    • Greg Critser discusses his book, “Generation Rx.” He begins by distinguishing between chronic diseases and their prevention and treatments versus acute infectious diseases. He explains that for infectious diseases, such as Polio there is an actual...
    • Anne Bernays interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - 20th century; Biographers - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Novelists, American - Homes and haunts - New York...
    • Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan discuss their book, “Back Then.” They begin by explaining that they collaborated on the book, which is a double memoir recounting their parallel lives in 1950s New York City. They share how they both grew up in Jewish...
    • John Loring interview

    • Tiffany and Company; Fashion - United States - History - 20th century; Costume jewelry - United States - History - 20th century; Fashion photography - United States - History - 20th century; Fashion - United States - History - 20th century -...
    • John Loring discusses his book, “Tiffany In Fashion.” The book is a pictorial work that documents how Tiffany and Company incorporated its jewelry into fashion magazines and advertisements. He talks about how Louis Tiffany, the son of the...
    • Bill Boyarsky interview, 2008

    • Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987; Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987 - Influence; California. Legislature. Assembly - Speakers - Biography; Politicians - California - Biography; Legislators - California - Biography; Center parties - United States - Case...
    • Bill Boyarsky discusses his biography, “Big Daddy.” He begins by talking about the early life of politician Jesse Unruh. He talks about Jesse’s college education through the G.I. Bill and his time serving in the Navy. He discusses how Unruh was...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity, and...
    • Rosa Parks interview, 1992 February

    • African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography; Civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography; Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - Alabama - Montgomery -...
    • Rosa Parks discusses her book, “Rosa Parks: My Story.” Parks talks about her grandparents and her mother who was a teacher. She goes on to discuss her involvement in the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), trying...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes into...
    • Pat Buchanan interview

    • Europe - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; United States - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; Europe - Population - Forecasting; United States - Population - Forecasting; Europe - Social conditions - Forecasting; United States...
    • Pat Buchanan discusses his book, “The Death of the West." Buchanan explains that the book is an examination of the increasing decline in Western culture and power. He argues that the West is dying. He points to declining birthrates in the United...
    • Cupcake Brown interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Biography; San Diego (Calif.) - Biography; Inner cities - California - San Diego; African Americans - California - San Diego - Social conditions; African American families - California - San Diego; African Americans -...
    • Cupcake Brown discusses her book, “A Piece of Cake.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life. Her story starts when she was eleven years old and her mother dies unexpectedly. She is then subjected to a series of abusive...
    • Lisa See interview, 2003 July

    • San Xia Dam (China) - Fiction; Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Fiction; Dams - Design and construction - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Police - China - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Yangtze River...
    • Lisa See discusses her novel, “Dragon Bones.” She begins by explaining that it is the third book in a series that follows the same characters. She talks about her decision to place the story in China near the Three Gorges and the San Xia Dam. ...
    • Alex Abella interview

    • Rand Corporation - History; Rand Corporation - Influence; Research institutes - United States - History - 20th century; Military research - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Intellectual life - 20th century; United States -...
    • Alex Abella discusses his book, “Soldiers of Reason.” He begins by the mission of the Rand Corporation and the history of how they were founded. He talks about how they were initially funded to make new weapons for the United States. Abella...

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