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    • Samuel Oliner and Pearl Oliner interview, 1988 July

    • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust - Psychology; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Altruism; Motivation (Psychology)
    • Samuel and Pearl Oliner discuss their book, “The Altruistic Personality.” Samuel begins by telling his childhood story of how he narrowly escaped being captured by Gestapo police in Poland with the help of a family friend. They explain that the...
    • Tracy Chevalier interview

    • Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 - Fiction; Artists' models - Fiction; Women household employees - Fiction; Delft (Netherlands) - Fiction
    • Tracy Chevalier discusses her novel, “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” She begins by talking about how she loved the artist Johannes Vermeer, and had always wondered what he said to make the models in his paintings pose the way that they did. Chevalier...
    • Martin Cruz Smith interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Japan - Tokyo - Fiction; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 - Fiction; Americans - Japan - Fiction; Tokyo (Japan) - Fiction
    • Martin Cruz Smith discusses his book, “December 6.” He begins by sharing that his uncle was a fireman on the Arizona and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. He then discusses the plot of the book and the protagonist, Harry....
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental death of...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • 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...
    • Mary Yukari Waters interview, 2004 May

    • Japan - Social life and customs - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Mary Yukari Waters discusses her book, “The Laws of Evening.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of short stories about Japan before the attacks on Pearl Harbor. She talks about how she immigrated to the United States from...

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