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  • All fields: Russia
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    • Richard Lourie interview, 1993 March

    • Chikatilo, Andrei Romanovich, 1936-1994; Serial murders - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Sex crimes - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Serial murderers - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a'...
    • Richard Lourie discusses his book, “Hunting the Devil.” He begins by describing the 55 murders of young women in Russia by a man named Andreĭ Romanovich Chikatilo. Lourie talks about how Chikatilo would lure girls into his home, and after...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes...
    • David Benioff interview, 2008

    • Survival - Fiction; Saint Petersburg (Russia) - History - Siege, 1941-1944 - Fiction
    • David Benioff discusses his novel, “City of Thieves.” He begins by explaining how his book is set in 1942 in Communist Russia, and how Jewish intellectuals were targeted and persecuted at the time. Benioff describes that although his work is...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s...
    • Louis L’Amour interview, 1986

    • Siberia (Russia) - Fiction; Indians of North America - Fiction
    • Louis L’Amour discusses his book, “Last of the Breed.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which follows the story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack whose aircraft is forced down in the middle of Siberia. Mack is then placed in a...
    • Jon Fasman interview

    • Obituaries - Authorship - Fiction; Connecticut - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Alchemy - Fiction
    • Jon Fasman discusses his book, “The Geographer’s Library.” He begins by saying how he takes inspiration from history although his book is not strictly historical. He talks about the plot of the book and the significance of iconic items that...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986 September

    • Children of Holocaust survivors - Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Fiction; Americans - Germany - Fiction; Germany - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Fifth Son.” Wiesel explains the relation of the “fifth son” to the Haggadah and its meaning. Martinson and Wiesel go on to discuss the book, the German war machine, and Germany’s impact on the Jews...
    • Nicolas Slonimsky interview, 1988

    • Musicians - United States - Biography; Lexicographers - United States - Biography
    • Nicolas Slonimsky discusses his book, “Perfect Pitch: A Life Story.” Slonimsky talks about the time he was the piano teacher of the niece and nephew of the Russian czar and describes “perfect pitch.” He also talks about his Jewish...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1997

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her book, “Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters.” Jong tells the stories of four generations of Jewish women in America. Sarah, the matriarch, is born in Russia and comes to the United States and works as a...
    • Norma Barzman interview, 2003

    • Barzman, Norma; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; Motion picture industry - United States; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Norma Barzman discusses her autobiography, “The Red and the Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that her book is about communists, like herself, who were hunted down in Hollywood in the 1950s. She talks about her early life in Russia and...
    • Scott Eyman interview, 2005

    • Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Scott Eyman discusses his book, “Lion of Hollywood.” He begins by explaining the early life of Louis B. Mayer and how he was born in Russia, then traveled to Canada, and finally ended up in Hollywood. Eventually, he opened a silent film...
    • Sheldon Saul Hendler interview, 1985

    • Nutrition; Health; Dietary supplements; Longevity - Nutritional aspects
    • Dr. Sheldon Saul Hendler discusses his book, “The Complete Guide to Anti-Aging Nutrients.” He begins by explaining that his book looks at different supplements to determine which ones help the body stay young. He talks about places in the...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1991 August

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Army spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Full-Time Wife.” She says that while she and her husband, Yitzhak, were a young married couple, with two small children, he dedicated his strength and effort to build the Israeli army. Rabin says that she chose...
    • Jeff Britting interview, 2005 February 06

    • Philosophers - United States - Biography; Novelists, America - 20th century - Biography; Rand, Ayn
    • Jeff Britting discusses his book, “Ayn Rand.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of Ayn Rand, the vocal proponent of individualism and capitalism. Britting then shares some of the details of Rand’s life. He explains that at...
    • Carolyn See interview, 1987

    • Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Golden Days.” She describes a San Francisco guru, Lion Boyce, and his teachings. See explains the organization of the book and the reason why she wrote it. She shares that she was tired of forty men in Russia...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986

    • Jews - Persecutions - Soviet Union - Fiction; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953 - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Testament.” He begins by saying that both Fascism and Communism deny the value of man in the name of an abstract humanity that will never occur, that will never take shape. Because of this, cruelties were...
    • Marek Halter interview, 1986

    • Jews - Fiction
    • Marek Halter discusses his book, “The Book of Abraham.” He says his family moved to Russia from the Warsaw Ghetto and eventually to Paris, France. Halter claims that his family is one of the oldest printing families and that knowledge was...
    • Donna Rosenthal interview, 2003

    • National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social conditions; Israel - Ethnic relations; Orthodox Judaism - Relations - Nontraditional Jews
    • Donna Rosenthal discusses her book, “The Israelis.” She begins by explaining how she spent 5 years living in Israel and how she goes back frequently to visit. She discusses how she worked in television, radio, and did writing while she was...

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