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    • Elinor Lenz interview

    • Feminism - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980 -
    • Elinor Lenz discusses her book, The Feminization of America, which explores the impact of women's values and feminism on American's lives, both in the public and private spheres. Lenz begins the interview revealing how birth control leads to a...
    • Willa Appel interview

    • Cults - United States; United States - Religion - 1960-;
    • Connie beings the interview introducing her guest, Willa Appel, and her new book, “the one subject that every mother and father in America fears, cults,” especially as they send their son or daughter off to college for the first time. Connie and...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Louise Bernikow interview, 1986 May

    • Social isolation; Single people - United States; Loneliness - United States
    • Louise Bernikow discusses her book, “Alone in America.” She begins by explaining that she traveled around America asking people what loneliness meant to them. She talks about how work often takes over a person’s romantic life. She talks about...
    • Louise Bernikow interview, 1986 May

    • Social isolation; Single people - United States; Loneliness - United States
    • Louise Bernikow discusses her book, “Alone in America: The Search for Companionship.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the loneliness and social isolation many people feel living in America. She talks about what to do when eating...
    • 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...
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker interview, 1985 October

    • United States - Social life and customs - 1971- - Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker discuss their book, “The History of White People in America.” They begin by explaining that the book is a satire on white culture in America, and how some Caucasian customs can differ from other racial groups’. They...
    • Brad Gooch interview, 2002

    • Gooch, Brad, 1952-; Spirituality - United States; United States - Religion
    • Brad Gooch discusses his book, “Godtalk.” He begins by explaining the new religious phenomenon of Urbantia, a book that was supposedly sent down to a farmer in Chicago by aliens in the 1920s. He talks about traveling around America and how he...
    • Carlos Fuentes interview, 1992 April

    • Spain - Civilization; Spain - Colonies - America; Spain - Latin America
    • Carlos Fuentes discusses his book, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The book is about Spain's colonization of Mexico and the Western Hemisphere. He discusses Spanish culture and how it was influenced by the Moors,...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Taylor Branch interview, 1989 February

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1953-1961
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.” Branch and Martinson begin by talking about King’s name change from Michael to Martin Luther after his father’s visit to Europe. Branch then goes on to...
    • Lewis Yablonsky interview, 1997

    • Gangs - United States; Gangs - United States - Prevention
    • Dr. Lewis Yablonsky discusses his book, “Gangsters.” He begins by explaining that he worked to rehabilitate former gang members in New York City. He talks about the most popular gangs in America and how they got started. He describes the...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Henry Louis Gates interview, 2004 February

    • Social classes - United States; African Americans - Interviews; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-
    • Henry Louis Gates discusses his book, “America Behind the Color Line.” Professor Gates explains how he traveled across the United States interviewing African Americans in an attempt to discover why and how black America split into what he...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions in...
    • Taylor Branch interview

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1961-1969
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65.” Branch begins by talking about the assassinations of Medgar Evers and John F. Kennedy in 1963. He talks about J. Edgar Hoover’s tyranny and Lyndon Johnson. ...
    • Cindy Guidry interview, 2008

    • Guidry, Cindy; Guidry, Cindy - Relations with men; Single women - United States - Biography; Man-woman relationships - United States
    • Cindy Guidry discusses her book, “The Last Single Woman in America.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of essays she wrote to herself. She talks about what its like to be a single woman in Hollywood and having all married...
    • Azadeh Moaveni interview

    • Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-; Iranian American women - Biography; Iranian Americans -Biography; Iran - Social conditions - 1979-1997; Iran - Social conditions - 1997-
    • Azdaeh Moaveni discusses her book, “Lipstick Jihad.” She begins by sharing her experiences and memories of growing up as an Iranian in Palo Alto, California during the shadow of the Iranian hostage crisis. She then discusses her experiences...
    • Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom interview

    • United States - Social conditions - 1980-; United States - Economic conditions - 1971-1981; United States - Economic conditions - 1981-2001; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom discuss their book, “The Book of America.” They begin by explaining that they wanted to give information about the cities, facts, and cultures of each of the 50 states. They say that each state has reacted...
    • Harold Evans interview, 2004 November 22

    • Inventors - United States - History; Inventions - United States - History
    • Harold Evans discusses his book, “They Made America.” He begins by explaining that he is making the book into a PBS special. The book explores two centuries of innovators that span the inventors of the steam engine to the search engine. He...

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