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    • Ann Beattie interview, 1987

    • Katz, Alex, 1927– – Criticism and interpretation;
    • Ann begins the interview talking about what drew her to Alex Katz and how she came to know Alex’s work. For the majority of the interview, Ann discusses how she constructed the book from the details of Katz’s works and the commonalities she saw...
    • Lewis Simons interview, 1987

    • Philippines - History - Revolution, 1986
    • Lewis Simons discusses his book, “Worth Dying For.” Simons, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Philippines, begins by explaining that the book explores the background of the Philippine Revolution. He discusses how Ferdinand Marcos’s...
    • Ariel Dorfman interview, 1987

    • Birth - Folklore; Babies - Fiction
    • Ariel Dorfman discusses his novel, “The Last Song of Manuel Sendero.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a baby who refuses to be born until his parents change the world and make it a better place. This baby gathers all the other...
    • Charles Berlitz interview, 1987

    • Noah's ark; Ararat, Mount (Turkey)
    • Charles Berlitz discusses his book, “The Lost Ship of Noah.” He begins by explaining that scientists have found remnants of an ancient ship at an elevation of 7,000 feet at Mount Ararat in Turkey. He describes how the ship has almost the same...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent.” He begins by explaining that the most important gift a parent can give his or her child is a sense of security and a positive sense of self. He talks about how parents can duplicate...
    • Shad Meshad interview, 1987

    • United States. Army - Officers - Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects; Soldiers - United States - Biography
    • Shad Meshad discusses his book, “Captain for Dark Mornings: A True Story.” Meshad says he was a medical service officer during the Vietnam War. He talks about Linda VanderVeen, a Vietnam nurse’s book, and his war experiences. Meshad recounts a...
    • Jim and Henny Backus interview, 1987

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Jim and Henny Backus discuss their book, “Forgive Us Our Digressions.” Jim and Henny say they do their best writing in bed together. Jim talks about his father and Henny says that Jim’s uncle was a big backer of Broadway plays. Henny and Jim...
    • Uri Herscher interview, 1987

    • Agricultural colonies - United States - History; Jewish farmers - United States - History; Jews - United States - History
    • Rabbi Uri Herscher discusses his books, “The East European Jewish Experience in America,” and “Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910.” He begins by talking about his position as the executive Vice President of Hebrew Union College in...
    • Annett Wolf interview, 1987

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction - Vocational guidance
    • Annett Wolf talks about her career as an independent filmmaker and discusses Michael Wiese’s book, “The Independent Film & Videomakers Guide.” She begins by giving background information on herself, her upbringing in Denmark, and working with...
    • Carolyn See interview, 1987

    • Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Golden Days.” She describes a San Francisco guru, Lion Boyce, and his teachings. See explains the organization of the book and the reason why she wrote it. She shares that she was tired of forty men in Russia and...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He begins by explaining that his book focuses mainly on three documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. He talks about how the 13 colonies...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He describes the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments of the Constitution that abolished slavery and allowed all men to have citizenship and be able to vote. He talks...
    • Les Roberts interview, 1987

    • Saxon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Les Roberts discusses his book, “An Infinite Number of Monkeys.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a private investigator Saxon who helps out his secretary. He talks about Saxon’s loyalty and vulnerability, which make his character...
    • Sherley Anne Williams interview, 1987

    • African American women - Fiction; Slavery - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Sherley Anne Williams discusses her novel, “Dessa Rose.” She begins by explaining that her book is about slavery during the 1800s in America. She talks about how women and slaves were never mentioned in the Constitution and had very little...
    • Barbara Raskin interview, 1987

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Middle-aged women - Fiction
    • Barbara begins the discussion talking about the real world research grounding her book about three girlfriends confronting the death of a mutual friend together and the changing notion of femininity reveal in that confrontation. Barbara also...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He begins by explaining how the Declaration of Independence helped the 13 original American colonies break away from English rule. He talks about how Thomas Jefferson was influenced by...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent: A Book on Child-Rearing.” Bettelheim says that all individuals make mistakes and that we cannot be perfect, but we can be good enough parents. He believes parents can set an example for...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1987

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Fiction; Dramatists - Fiction; Actresses - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her novel, “Serenissima.” She begins by explaining the book is about an actress who goes to Venice for a movie, but time travels back to the 16th century and falls in love with William Shakespeare. She talks about how she...
    • Gloria Vanderbilt interview, 1987

    • Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924–; Artists – United States – Biography;
    • Gloria begins the interview briefly talking about her great-great grandfather, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and his views on women as a segue into talking about her life, men, and self-esteem. In particular, Gloria discusses her relationship...
    • Sally Quinn interview, 1987 September

    • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
    • Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...

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