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    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town...
    • Norman Mailer interview, 1984

    • Authors - Fiction; Provincetown (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Norman Mailer discusses his book, “Tough Guys Don’t Dance.” Mailer details the plot, which is set in Provincetown, Massachusetts and follows the protagonist Tim Madden. Madden is an alcoholic writer who is attracted to wealthy blondes. When...
    • Eric Klinenberg interview, 2006

    • Broadcasting policy - United States; Mass media policy - United States
    • Eric Klinenberg discusses his book, “Fighting for Air.” He begins by talking about how a few large corporations own the majority of small local radio channels. He tells a story of how a toxic chemical spill in Texas endangered the lives of...
    • 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...
    • Ben Sherwood interview, 2004 May

    • Cemetery managers - Fiction; Brothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Revere (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Ben Sherwood discusses his novel, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a boy who makes a promise to his brother on their deathbeds to take care of each other. He talks about how his main...
    • 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...
    • Boze Hadleigh interview, 1994

    • Homosexuality in motion pictures
    • Boze Hadleigh discusses his book, “The Lavender Screen.” He begins by talking about gay and lesbian actors and actresses in Hollywood. He discusses how Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo were androgynous dressers in real life. He discusses the...
    • Lawrence Grobel interview, 2004 August 30

    • Interviewing in journalism; Interviewing in mass media
    • Lawrence Grobel discusses his book, “The Art of the Interview.” He begins by explaining that the book is almost meant to be an anecdotal memoir because it draws from his thirty years of interview experience. He advises in the book that before...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions...
    • Martin Katahn interview

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes
    • Martin begins the discussion talking about his work researching diets and how it lead him to finding a diet that balanced but would result in weight loss 2 or 3 times as fast as eating a normal health diet, but one that does not slow the metabolic...
    • Peter J. Dekom interview, 2004 January

    • Mass media and technology; Internet entertainment industry
    • Peter J. Dekom discusses his book, “Not On My Watch.” He begins by explaining how Hollywood and other entertainment industries are handling illegal downloading and streaming on the Internet. He talks about iTunes and TiVo and how companies...
    • Bill Overton interview, 2002

    • Mass Media; African Americans - Caricatures and cartoons - Social aspects; Racism - United States
    • Bill Overton discusses his book, “The Media.” He begins by explaining how people create an image in their heads because of what they read in newspapers or see in television. He says that he covered multiple races, religions, and nationalities...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Military art and science - Economic aspects
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “War and Anti-War.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the topics of war and peace. He argues that the way humans go about obtaining wealth often leads to war. He points to the relation between...
    • Michael Chabon interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Cartoonists - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Czech Americans - Fiction; Heroes in mass media - Fiction; Comic books, strips, etc. - Authorship - Fiction
    • Michael Chabon discusses his novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.” He shares the plot of the book, which follows the lives of the title characters, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay. Kavalier, an artist, and Clay, a writer, join...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer interview, 2005

    • Political violence - Confederate States of America - History; Political violence - United States - History - 19th century; Subversive activities - Confederate States of America - History; Subversive activities - United States - History - 19th...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer discusses her book, “The Confederate Dirty War.” She begins by explaining that Canada and England secretly supported the Confederacy during The Civil War. She talks about Confederate plans for biological warfare,...
    • Thomas Thompson interview

    • Sobhraj, Charles; Leclerc, Marie Andrée; Murderers - Biography; Murder - Southeast Asia - Case studies; Murder - Europe - Case studies
    • Thomas Thompson discusses his book, “Serpentine.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of Charles Sobhraj, a hypnotist and murderer. He describes how Sobhraj would befriend tourists in a foreign country and poison...
    • Leonard Goldenson interview, 1991 February

    • Television broadcasting - United States; American Broadcasting Company; Goldenson, Leonard H.
    • Leonard Goldenson discusses his book, “Beating the Odds.” He begins by explaining that the book is about the behind the scenes story of the rise of the ABC network. He discusses his role as the founder of ABC and what led him to foresee a...
    • Alan Dershowitz interview, 1995 December

    • Trials (Rape) - Fiction; Legal ethics - Fiction; Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Alan Dershowitz discusses his book, “The Advocate’s Devil.” Dershowitz describes the characters such as Abe Ringle, the protagonist. He says that his mentors and clients helped him construct the characters and the book brings up issues such...
    • Scott Ritter interview, 2005

    • United Nations. Special Commission on Iraq; Weapons of mass destruction - Iraq; Iraq War, 2003- - Causes; Iraq - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - Iraq
    • Scott Ritter discusses his book, “Iraq Confidential.” He begins by explaining how he was an intelligence captain in the Marines, is a weapon’s specialist, and worked on a special commission in Iraq for the United Nations. He describes how...
    • David Frum interview, 2004

    • War on Terrorism, 2001-; Terrorism - Prevention - Government policy - United States; World politics - 1995-2005; United States - Politics and government - 2001-; United States - Foreign relations - 21st century;
    • David Frum discusses his book, “An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror,” co-authored with Richard Perle. Frum talks about weapons of mass destruction and asks whether Saddam Hussein had the ability to create the weapons. He says...

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