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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...
    • Ken Bloom interview

    • Popular music - United States - Bibliography; Musicals - United States - Bibliography
    • Ken Bloom discusses his book, “American Song.” He begins by explaining that the book is divided into categories such as, singers and songwriters. The book examines the major singers, songwriters, and popular songs of the early twentieth...
    • Deborah Lipstadt interview, 1986 February

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Public opinion; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; American newspapers; Public opinion - United States; Germany - Foreign public opinion, American
    • Deborah Lipstadt discusses her book, “Beyond Belief.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the connection between the American press and the Holocaust during World War II. She describes how Americans overlooked Nazi occupations in...
    • Margaret Burk interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History; Ambassador Hotel
    • Margaret Burk discusses her book, “Are the Stars Out Tonight?” She begins by explaining the appeal the Ambassador hotel held for the people of Hollywood in the early twentieth century. She explains how in the 1940s she started working at the...
    • Miles Beller interview

    • World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.); World's fairs
    • Miles Beller discusses his novel, “Dream of Venus.” He begins by explaining how it’s a story of the 1939 World’s Fair which took place in New York. He describes how he wanted to write the book as a non-traditional narrative with many...
    • T.C. Boyle interview, 1987 September

    • Dutch Americans - Fiction
    • T.C. Boyle discusses his book, “World’s End.” The book is set during the 1960s, 1940s, and 1600s. It follows the arrival of the Dutch and political unrest during various time periods. Boyle goes on to talk about the biological father,...
    • Margaret Whiting interview, 1987 February

    • Whiting, Margaret; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Margaret Whiting discusses her autobiography, “It Might As Well Be Spring.” She begins by talking about her early family life, her father’s career as a famous songwriter, and how she knew many Hollywood stars in the 1940s. She describes...
    • Margaret Atwood interview, 1989 March

    • Women painters - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Girls - Fiction; Toronto (Ont.) - Fiction
    • Margaret Atwood discusses her book, “Cat’s Eye.” Atwood describes the protagonist, Elaine, and her childhood friends and her relationship with her brother. She goes on to discuss the domination of children’s lives by women during the...
    • Jacob Pressman interview, 2002

    • Jewish sermons, American; History, Modern - 20th century - Sermons
    • Jacob Pressman discusses his book, “Dear Friends.” He begins by explaining that he is a rabbi and this book is a compilation of his sermons from the 1930s to today. He describes how he picked his favorite sermons from the 4,000 that he has...
    • Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni interview, 2003

    • Spiegel, Sam; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni discusses her book, “Sam Spiegel: The Incredible Life and Times of Hollywood’s Most Iconoclastic Producer, the Miracle Worker Who Went from Penniless Refuge to Show Biz Legend, and Made Possible The African Queen, On...
    • Lynn Peril interview, 2006 September 14

    • Women college students - United States - Attitudes; Women - United States - Identity; Women - Education (Higher) - United States; Women college students - United States - History - 20th century; Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
    • Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for...

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