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    • 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....
    • Jeff Shaara interview, 2002 November 07

    • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Fiction
    • Jeff Shaara discusses his book, “The Glorious Cause.” He begins by discussing George Washington, his life, and his role in both the American Revolution and the founding of a nation. He then explains that he is not a historian but that he tries to...
    • Paula Nelson interview, 1982 December

    • Loans, Personal - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Credit - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Connie and Paula discuss the importance of understanding the lending process and the different sources of capital available to investors in the early 1980s. Paula begins the discussion emphasizing that lending institutions are in the business of...
    • Michael Shnayerson interview

    • General Motors Corporation - History; EV1 automobile
    • Michael Shnayerson discusses his book, “The Car That Could.” He begins by explaining the beginning of the electric vehicle manufactured by General Motors. He talks about how GM influenced other car companies to make vehicles that did not rely on...
    • 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 in the...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 2008

    • Disclosure of information; Corporate governance; Corporate culture
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor,” written with Daniel Goleman, James O’ Toole, and Patricia Ward Biederman. Bennis says that transparency is inevitable and that one must be transparent. He...
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein interview, 1992

    • Harriman, Job, 1861-1925; Llano Colony (Secular community) - History; Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917; City planning - California - Los Angeles - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Politics and government
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein discuss their book, “Bread & Hyacinths.” Rolfe begins by explaining that the book is about the founding of Los Angeles and the rise of the labor movement in the 1880s. He talks about how General Harrison Otis...
    • Mortimer Adler interview, 1986 April

    • Learning and scholarship
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “A Guidebook to Learning: For a Lifelong Pursuit of Wisdom.” Adler says that one must create a guide to learning after he or she leaves school. He believes that students should receive a general liberal...
    • 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...
    • Joseph McBride and Edwin Meese interview, 1992 May 23

    • Capra, Frank, 1897-1991; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates; Meese, Edwin; Presidents - United States - Staff; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Joseph McBride discusses his book, “Frank Capra” and Edwin Meese talks about his book, “With Reagan.” Martinson interviews both from the American Booksellers Association. McBride begins by describing the tumultuous life of Frank Capra, his great...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1995 March

    • Consolidation and merger of corporations – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Literary agents – Fiction; Friendship – Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Laura talk about the major characters and plot points in the book. They discuss the literary influences that helped shape the characters and themes in her book as well as Laura’s work in the publishing...
    • 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...
    • Don Curtis and Ingulf Kiland interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Causes; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American;
    • Brigadier General Don Curtis talks about his career in the Marine Corps during World War I and World War II. He discusses being at Pearl Harbor in the 1920s and watching over the new submarine fleets. He talks about his tours in the United...
    • Matthew Pearl interview, 2003 May

    • Dante Alighieri, 1265 – 1321 – Appreciation – Fiction; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809 – 1894 – Fiction; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803 – 1882 – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Insects – Fiction; Boston (Mass.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Matthew discusses the historical events that background his novel about a series of murders that parallel the punishments and obscene deaths detailed in Dante’s Inferno. Matthew also discusses why he wrote the...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Sanford Ungar interview, 1995 October

    • Immigrants – United States; United States – Emigration and immigration;
    • Sanford begins the interview talking about the breadth of his travels while doing research for this book. He also discusses the concept of immigration, in general, in American history as well as the definitional differences between a “refugee” and...
    • Thomas Keneally interview

    • Irish - English-speaking countries - History; Civilization, Modern - Irish influences; Irish - Foreign countries - History; Ireland - Civilization - 19th century; Ireland - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his book, “The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World.” Keneally describes Australia as a place for British and Irish dissidents. He shares that women were sent to Australia for...
    • Joseph Maciariello interview, 2011

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Management; Social ecology; Leadership
    • Joseph Maciariello discusses his book, “Drucker’s Lost Art of Management: Fulfilling Peter Drucker’s Vision for a Society of Functioning Organizations," written with Karen Linkletter. Maciariello begins by quoting Peter Drucker’s definition of...
    • Abraham Rabinovich interview

    • Israel-Arab War, 1973
    • Abraham Rabinovich discusses his book, “The Yom Kippur War.” He begins by discussing the role of the generals in the Yom Kippur War and how the soldiers in the field played a stronger role then the generals. He talks specifically about the...

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