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  • All fields: 1980s
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    • Nelson George interview, 2004 April

    • African Americans - History - 1964-; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-; African Americans - Intellectual life - 20th century; African Americans in popular culture; Popular culture - United States - History - 20th century; United States...
    • Nelson George discusses his book, “Post-Soul Nation: The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and Before That Negroes).” He begins with talking about how African...
    • Peter Biskind interview, 1998 April

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview talking about how Peter “captured the opening of the gates” that would become the “New Hollywood” in the 1970s and early 1980s, as the pioneers gave way to a new guard more in tune with the era, “Easy...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • Jeanne White interview, 1992

    • White, Ryan - Health - Juvenile literature; White, Ryan; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Indiana - Biography - Juvenile literature; AIDS (Disease) - Patients
    • Jeanne White discusses her son’s autobiography, “Ryan White: My Own Story.” She begins by explaining that her son was Ryan White, a young boy who was diagnosed with AIDS and became an activist during his life. She talks about how her son...
    • Veronica Chambers interview

    • Motherless families - Fiction; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Runaway wives - Fiction; Maternal deprivation - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American girls - Fiction
    • Veronica Chambers discusses her book, “When Did You Stop Loving Me?” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows Angela who is abandoned by her mother and is left in the care of her father, a struggling magician with a strong...
    • George Crile interview, 2004 May

    • Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010; United States. Central Intelligence Agency; Military assistance, American - Afghanistan; Afghanistan - History - Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 - Secret service
    • George Crile discusses his book, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He begins by explaining the conflict the United States had in the 1980s with Afghanistan and Russian communists. He talks abut how the CIA honored Wilson after the Cold War in a...
    • David Frum interview, 2004

    • War on Terrorism, 2001-; Terrorism - Prevention - Government policy - United States; World politics - 1995-2005; United States - Politics and government - 2001-; United States - Foreign relations - 21st century;
    • David Frum discusses his book, “An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror,” co-authored with Richard Perle. Frum talks about weapons of mass destruction and asks whether Saddam Hussein had the ability to create the weapons. He says...
    • Paula Nelson interview, 1982 December

    • Loans, Personal - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Credit - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Connie and Paula discuss the importance of understanding the lending process and the different sources of capital available to investors in the early 1980s. Paula begins the discussion emphasizing that lending institutions are in the business of...
    • 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...
    • James Swain interview, 2004

    • Valentine, Tony (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New Jersey - Atlantic City - Fiction; Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Gambling and crime - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction; Card dealers - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction;...
    • James Swain discusses his novel, “Loaded Dice.” He begins by explaining that this is the 5th book in the series that follows his character Tony Valentine, who catches people cheating at casinos. Swain says that after September 11, 2001, the...
    • Aline Romanones interview, 1995 May

    • Carlos, - the Jackal - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • Aline, Countess of Romanones, discusses her book, The Well-Mannered Assassin, about a jet-setting woman enlisted as a spy by the CIA to prevent nuclear weapon plans from being acquired by terrorists. The majority of the discussion centers on the...
    • Lisa Fugard interview, 2006

    • South Africa - Fiction
    • Lisa Fugard discusses her novel, “Skinner’s Drift.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young girl who grows up in South Africa in the 1980s and then comes back later in life. Fugard talks about her own personal experience...
    • Mark Kurlansky interview

    • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mark Kurlansky discusses his book, “Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which follows a family living on the lower East Side of New York City in the 1980s. He explains that one of the main characters of the...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will...
    • Reed Farrel Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Retirees - Fiction; Legislators - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-police officers - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Prager, Moe (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Reed Farrel Coleman discusses his book, “The James Deans.” He begins by explaining that this is the third novel in his Moe Prager Detective series and is set in the early 1980s. His protagonist Moe Prager is New York private investigator. In...
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein discuss their novel, “Number One Sunseet Boulevard.” They begin by explaining that their book is about two women who are co-anchors of a cable television show. They talk about the competition between women...
    • Jesse Kornbluth interview, 1992 August

    • Milken, Michael; Stockbrokers - United States - Biography; Securities industry - Corrupt practices - United States
    • Jesse Kornbluth discusses his biography, “Highly Confident: The Crime and Punishment of Michael Milken.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the life of financier Michael Milken, who developed high-yield bonds and was convinced for...
    • Richard Hornik interview, 1989 September

    • China - History - Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989
    • Richard Hornik discusses his book, “Massacre in Beijing: China’s Struggle for Democracy,” co-authored with the editors of “Time Magazine.” He talks about the Chinese political leaders of the 1980s and student dissent in Tiananmen...

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