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    • Roger Newman interview, 1995 January

    • Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971; Judges - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Roger begin the interview talking about the expanse of time that Hugo Black’s career spans. For the majority of the interview, Roger takes Connie and the viewer through Black’s life touching on a variety of topics. For example, Roger...
    • 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...
    • Howard Norman interview, 1998 September

    • Jews-Nova Scotia-Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)-Fiction; Art museums-Fiction; Orphans-Fiction; Nova Scotia-Fiction
    • Connie and Howard begin discussing the book and its setting. Howard discusses the book’s structure and characters according to Connie’s leading questions and comments. Howard then discusses museum guards and their significance to the story. Connie...
    • Robert Tanenbaum interview

    • Yukl, Charles. Murderers - United States - Biography; Murder - New York (State) - New York - Case studies; Murder; Murderers; New York (State) - New York; United States;
    • Connie and Robert begin the interview talking about Charles Yukl, a piano teacher, and the brutal murders he committed. For the majority of the interview, Robert and Connie discuss a number of topics ranging from Yukl’s childhood to criminal...
    • Dugald Steer interview, 2008

    • Monsters - Juvenile literature; Toy and movable books; Monsters;
    • Connie and Dugald begin the interview with Connie talking about Dr. Ernest Drake, a Victorian dragonologist, the interactive nature of book, and he became engaged with the ‘Ologies series of illustrated fantasy books. For the majority of the...
    • Clyde Phillips interview, 2003 August

    • Candiotti, Jane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Connie and Clyde begin the interview talking about the moral and ethical dilemmas at the heart of his most recent murder-mystery as well as briefly discussing his fascination with the murder-mystery genre in general. For the majority of the...
    • Thane Rosenbaum interview, 2008 April

    • Law - Literary collections; Justice, Administration of - Literary collections
    • Connie Martinson and Thane Rosenbaum begin the interview discussing how law has always been entertaining across various mediums through history. They then proceed to discuss race and the law, immigration cases, and the issue of civil disobedience...
    • 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...
    • Connie Briscoe interview, 2002

    • African American families - Fiction; Mistresses - Fiction; Adultery - Fiction
    • Connie Briscoe discusses her book, “P.G. County.” “P.G.” stands for Prince George County and the book follows the lives of four black families living in a privileged gated community called Silver Lake. Briscoe goes on to describe the characters...
    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics of...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Pierre Salinger interview, 1995 November

    • Salinger, Pierre; Politicians - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Pierre begin the interview briefly talking about his early life as a child concert pianist as well as his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For the majority of the interview, Pierre and Connie, in a wide ranging...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 1988 June

    • Milken, Michael; Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States; Junk bonds - United States; Stockbrokers - United States
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book, “The Predators’ Ball: The Junk-bond Raiders and the Man Who Staked Them.” Bruck says Michael Milken helped raise funds for Steve Wynn to open a casino in Atlantic City. She talks about Milken’s network of...
    • Charles Glass interview, 1990 May

    • Glass, Charles, 1951 - -Travel - Middle East; Middle East - Description and travel; Middle East - Politics and government - 1945-;
    • Connie and Charles begin the interview talking about a few of Charles’ personal experiences in Lebanon and his kidnapping by Hezbollah while doing research for the book. For the majority of the interview, Charles and Connie discuss the Lebanese...
    • Robert Ludlum interview

    • Czech Americans - Fiction;
    • Connie and Robert begin the interview discussing how Robert bases his books on some idea and its import on the human condition from placing too much power in the hands of one figure to his loathing of zealots and fanaticism. For the majority of the...
    • Friedrich Hacker interview

    • Terrorism; Terrorism - Case studies;
    • Friedrich and Connie begin the interview talking about his belief that the social sciences have an important role to play in helping us better understanding terrorism and how to mediate and mitigate its impact. For the majority of the interview,...
    • Susan Griffin interview, 1993

    • War - Psychological aspects; Violence - Psychological aspects; Denial (Psychology); Secrecy - Psychological aspects;
    • Connie and Susan begin the interview talking about denial, at both the private and public levels, and the nuclear arms race and threat of war. In particular, Susan talks about denial as an erasure of the past that allows the individual to move into...

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