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    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African American...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • Russ Parsons interview, 2007 August

    • Vegetables; Fruit; Cookery (Vegetables); Cookery (Fruit)
    • Russ Parsons discusses his book, “How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table.” He describes what to look for in selecting a great peach and discusses the relation between cauliflower and broccoli. Parsons also talks about DNA...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley interview, 1993 August

    • Quotations, English; African Americans - Quotations; Blacks - Quotations
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley discusses her book, “My Soul Looks Back, ‘Less I Forget.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of quotes from African American people. She talks about how she initially self-published her book, but after...
    • Susan Bernard interview, 1993 August

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Portraits
    • Susan Bernard discusses her book, “Bernard of Hollywood’s Marilyn.” She begins by explaining that her father Bruno Bernard was a famous Hollywood photographer who had a close relationship with Marilyn Monroe. She talks about how her father helped...
    • Sam White interview, 1990 August

    • White family - Interviews; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews; Comedy films - United States - History and criticism; Short films - United States - History and criticism; Three Stooges films - History and criticism
    • Sam White discusses the book David N. Bruskin wrote called, “The White Brothers.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Director’s Guild of America’s oral history project. Sam White talks about his oldest brother Jack, who worked...
    • John T interview, 1994 August

    • Fraud - United States - Prevention; Swindlers and swindling - United States
    • John T discusses his book, “Schemes & Scams.” He begins by explaining that his book helps people to become aware of telephone scams. He talks about the information that telemarketers have when they make a call to a home. He discusses how con...
    • Axel Madsen interview, 1994 August

    • Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Axel Madsen discusses his biography, “Stanwyck.” He begins by explaining the early life of actress Barbara Stanwyck, including her sudden rise to fame. He talks about meeting her and how her personality differed from her on-screen persona. He...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1986 August

    • Ex-convicts - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “If Tomorrow Comes.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who breaks out of jail and flees to Europe. He talks about how he tried to incorporate humor into his book and modeled his characters...
    • Rick Wartzman interview, 2008 August

    • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Grapes of wrath; Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 - Censorship; Challenged books; Prohibited books; Censorship
    • Rick Wartzman discusses his book, “Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.” Wartzman talks about the 400,000 people who migrated to California from the Dust Bowl searching for a better life because...
    • Judith A. Jance interview, 2003 August

    • Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Fourth of July celebrations - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Sheriffs - Fiction; Cochise County (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • J.A. Jance discusses her novel, “Exit Wounds.” She begins by explaining that this book continues the series that follows characters Sherriff Joanna Brady and her husband Butch. She talks about how Joanna investigates the death of a woman who...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political election. ...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother, Jackson, and...
    • Francoise Gilot interview, 1991 August

    • Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 - Friends and associates; Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 - Friends and associates
    • Francoise Gilot discusses her book, “Matisse and Picasso: A Friendship in Art.” She describes Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso’s relationship and a group of artist friends. Gilot says Picasso admired her poetry and that Picasso and Matisse...
    • Icy Smith interview, 2003 August

    • Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History; Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History - Pictorial works; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works
    • Icy Smith discusses her book, “The Lonely Queue.” She begins the interview by talking about her immigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and her background growing up in poverty and moving to America for an education. She goes into the history...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer, 2005 August

    • Divorced women – Fiction; Motion picture producers and directors – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction;
    • Gigi begins the interview talking about the dichotomy between depth of meaning and comedy, whimsy and harshness in the books that she enjoys and respects and how that dichotomy influences her own works. For the majority of the interview, Connie and...
    • Noah Andre Trudeau interview, 2002 August

    • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
    • Noah Andre Trudeau discusses his book, “Gettysburg.” He begins by discussing how the battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. He then goes into detail of the relationship between General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis....
    • Lia Schallert interview, 2005 August

    • Young women – Fiction; World War, 1939–1945 – Virginia – Fiction; Hospitals – Employees – Fiction; Rape victims – Fiction; Women clerks – Fiction; Virginia – Fiction;
    • Lia begins the interview discussing the semi-autobiographical nature of her book that is nonetheless, she insists, still a work of fiction in which her “imagination” takes over. For the majority of the interview, Lia discusses a number of the...

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