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    • Robert Birchard interview

    • DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Robert Birchard discusses his book, “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that he has been interested in film history since he was a child. He then discusses his research process and his hope that DeMille’s personality comes...
    • Scott Eyman interview, 2005

    • Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Scott Eyman discusses his book, “Lion of Hollywood.” He begins by explaining the early life of Louis B. Mayer and how he was born in Russia, then traveled to Canada, and finally ended up in Hollywood. Eventually, he opened a silent film...
    • William Rehder interview, 2003 August

    • Thieves - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Robbery investigation - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Bank robberies - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Officials and employees -...
    • William Rehder discusses his book, “Where the Money Is.” He begins by explaining that Los Angles has been the bank robbery capitol of the world since 1979 and that the minute a bank is robbed it involves the F.B.I. Rehder explains that it was...
    • Porter B. Williamson interview, 1983 June

    • Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945; Williamson, Porter B.; United States. Army - Biography; Generals - United States - Biography
    • Porter B. Williamson discusses his book, “Patton’s Principles.” He begins by explaining that he served as a lieutenant under General George Patton in World War II. In the book he quotes General Patton and then gives examples on how to win...
    • James B. Stewart interview, 1991 November

    • Insider trading in securities - United States; Investment banking - Corrupt practices - United States
    • James B. Stewart discusses his book, “Den of Thieves.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of insider trading at a Venezuelan office of Merrill Lynch. He talks about a man named ‘Mr. Diamond’ who stole millions...
    • Thomas B. Sawyer interview, 1995 February

    • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.); Fiction - Technique
    • Thomas B. Sawyer discusses his book, “Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays, and Television Episodes: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and...
    • Robert B. Edgerton interview

    • Military ethics - Japan - History; Sociology, Military - Japan - History; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; Japan - Armed Forces - History
    • Robert B. Edgerton discusses his book, “Warriors of the Rising Sun.” He begins by explaining how Japan trained a great military in the 1600s, but decided to stay isolated and not conquer other lands. He talks about the war between the...
    • Robin B. Wright interview, 1989 November

    • Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
    • Robin B. Wright discusses her book, “In the Name of God.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the rule of Shah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran. She talks about the differences among religious sects in the Middle East. She describes...
    • 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...
    • Michelle Moran interview, 2007

    • Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt, 14th cent. B.C. - Fiction; Akhenaton, King of Egypt - Fiction; Queens - Egypt - Fiction; Egypt - History - Eighteenth dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 B.C. - Fiction; Egypt - Kings and rulers - Fiction
    • Michelle Moran discusses her novel, “Nefertiti.” She begins by giving background information on the early life of Nefertiti. Nefertiti married Amenhotep who changed his name to Akhenaton, and eventually became the Pharaoh of Thebes. Moran...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s...
    • Carol Channing interview, 2002

    • Channing, Carol; Actors - United States - Biography; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Carol Channing discusses her autobiography, “Just Lucky I Guess.” She begins by explaining her early life and childhood, and how she grew up singing and acting. She talks about her early acting career and how she tried out for a part in the...
    • Brad Geagley interview, 2005 February 14

    • Egypt - History - To 332 B.C. - Fiction; Ramses III, King of Egypt - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his book, “Year of the Hyenas.” He begins by discussing how the book is a murder mystery set in ancient Egypt when the kingdom was at the height of its glory and power. Geagley explains that as a backdrop for his...
    • Cathy Scott interview

    • Berman, Susan, 1945-2000; Murder victims - Nevada - Biography
    • Cathy Scott discusses her book, “Murder of a Mafia Daughter.” She begins by explaining that prior to this book she had also written biographies on the murders of rappers Christopher George Latore Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. ...
    • Gary Gach interview, 2003 August

    • Buddhism
    • Gary Gach discusses his book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism.” He begins by explaining that there are over 5 million Buddhists in the world, and many people convert because it is compatible with the beliefs of different religions. ...
    • Kathleen J. Turner interview, 1985

    • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Press coverage; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States; Press and politics - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969
    • Kathleen J. Turner discusses her book, “Lyndon Johnson’s Dual War.” She begins by explaining President Lyndon Johnson’s struggle with inheriting the presidency after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. She talks about Johnson’s struggle...
    • Max Holland interview, 2004

    • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 - Assassination - Sources; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 - Archives; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963 - Sources; United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969 -...
    • Max Holland discusses his book, “The Kennedy Assassination Tapes.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of Lyndon Baines Johnson's telephone call transcripts on the subject of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He describes...
    • Budd Schulberg interview, 1990 February

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction
    • Budd Schulberg discusses his book, “What Makes Sammy Run?” He describes the character, Sammy Glick, and his life starting as a copy boy and then becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Schulberg then talks about feminists’ views of the...
    • Ted Van Dyk interview

    • Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Political culture - United States - History - 20th century; Presidents - United States -...
    • Ted Van Dyk discusses his book, “Heroes, Hacks, and Fools.” He begins by sharing his memories of Jean Monnet, then head of the European Commission, who discouraged him from working in politics. He discusses his role working for Hubert Humphrey...
    • Allison Burnett interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction
    • Allison Burnett discusses his book, “House Beautiful.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel which tells the story of a summer in New York city in which B.K. Troop, a bipolar, alcoholic, homosexual turns his Manhattan brownstone into a...

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