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    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • Charles Fries interview, 2003

    • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 - Assassination
    • Charles Fries discusses his book, “We’ll Never Be Young Again.” He begins by explaining that this book is a compilation of stories from famous people remembering how they felt the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He shares his...
    • 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...
    • James F. Masterson interview, 1989 June

    • Personality disorders; Borderline personality disorder; Self
    • James F. Masterson discusses his book, “The Search for the Real Self.” He begins by defining the term ‘real self’ as the part of a person which makes life meaningful, makes adult relationships work, and makes a certain profession right. He...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • 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 the...
    • Leo F. Buscaglia interview

    • Dinners and dining; Make-ahead cooking; Menus; Cooking for two
    • Leo F. Buscaglia discusses his book, “Leo Buscaglia’s Love Cookbook.” He begins by talking about how he came from a large Italian family, and wanted to recreate his recipes and feelings of warmth in this book. He talks about how he decided to...
    • Max Frankel interview

    • Soviet Union - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - Soviet Union; Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Max Frankel discusses his book, “High Noon.” The book explores the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the minds of the men who provoked and later resolved the infamous confrontation. As a journalist, Frankel explains how he utilized his own...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk interview

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Psychology; Presidents - United States - Biography; Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882; Depression in men; Depression, Mental
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his biography, “Lincoln’s Melancholy.” He begins with describing Abraham Lincoln’s history of depression and melancholy even as a child. He also talks about Lincoln’s friendship with Joshua F. Speed and how although...
    • Peter Wyden interview, 1989 December

    • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
    • Peter Wyden discusses his book, “Wall.” He begins by explaining that the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 and was taken down in 1989. He describes how the East Germans were able to keep the construction a secret from the American government. ...
    • 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 with...
    • George Plimpton interview, 1990 November

    • Plimpton, George - Anecdotes; Journalism - United States - Anecdotes
    • George Plimpton discusses his book, “The Best of Plimpton.” Plimpton shares stories of his work with athletes and playing horseshoes with George Bush. He says he fought in a gym with boxer Archie Moore, and spent time with John F. Kennedy’s...
    • 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. ...
    • Geoffrey Wolff interview, 2003

    • O'Hara, John, 1905-1970; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography, “The Art of Burning Bridges.” He begins by explaining the early life of author John O’Hara: his father left his family with little money and O’Hara desperately wanted to go to Yale. He began his writing...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Hollywood.” He begins by explaining that the book opens in 1917 with the birth of the film industry in California. The cast of characters includes such legends as Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Franklin D....
    • Thomas Saywer interview

    • Writing
    • Thomas Sawyer discusses his book, “Fiction Writing Demystified.” He begins by stressing the idea that writers should think of themselves as entertainers. He explains that in order to entertain and keep your audience enthralled a writer must have...
    • Mel Torme interview, 1992 October

    • Judy Garland show (Television program : 1963); Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999; Garland, Judy
    • Mel Torme discusses his book, “The Other Side of the Rainbow.” Torme begins by explaining that the book chronicles the events of the short-lived Judy Garland Show, while revealing a personal side of Judy Garland. Torme worked on the show as its...

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