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    • Alice Randall interview

    • Russian teachers - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Football players - Fiction; Interracial dating - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American women college teachers - Fiction; Pushkin,...
    • Alice Randall discusses her book, “Pushkin and the Queen of Spades.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows Winsor Armstrong who is a Harvard-educated professor of Russian literature whose son, Pushkin-who she named after...
    • Rod McKuen interview

    • Poetry; Mortality; Love; Music; Russian romantic symphonies
    • Rod McKuen discusses his book, “Intervals.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of his newest poetry. He explains that the poems are an exploration of his life and his thoughts on love, family, and his career. In this...
    • Gary H. Grossman interview, 2004

    • Presidential candidates - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction; Intelligence service - Fiction; Political crimes and offenses - Fiction
    • Gary H. Grossman discusses his novel, “Executive Actions.” He begins by explaining the role of Russian sleeper agents in America and how many have stayed in the United States after The Cold War. He also talks about how Andropov University set...
    • 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...
    • George Crile interview, 2004 May

    • Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010; United States. Central Intelligence Agency; Military assistance, American - Afghanistan; Afghanistan - History - Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 - Secret service
    • George Crile discusses his book, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He begins by explaining the conflict the United States had in the 1980s with Afghanistan and Russian communists. He talks abut how the CIA honored Wilson after the Cold War in a...
    • 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...
    • George Minot interview, 2004 May

    • Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; New England - Fiction
    • George Minot discusses his novel, “The Blue Bowl” He shares the plot of the book, which follows a young painter, Simon Curtis, who becomes the prime suspect in his father’s murder trial. In the novel, Minot portrays children scarred by their...
    • Peter Spiegelman interview, 2005

    • Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Television personalities - Fiction; Investment advisors - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; March, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Peter Spiegelman discusses his book, “Death’s Little Helpers.” He begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to his first novel, “Black Maps.” He talks about how he was an analyst on Wall Street for 20 years and describes the...
    • Robert Crais interview, 2001 July

    • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert Crais discusses his book, “Indigo Slam.” He begins by explaining that this is the 7th book in his series that follows his character Investigator Elvis Cole. He talks about the research he has done, and that he follow police officers...
    • Clarence M. Agress interview, 2003

    • China - Fiction
    • Clarence M. Agress discusses his novel, “Spring Rain.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young girl who is Chinese and Russian and is saved by an English soldier. He talks about the Chinese opium trade, and how leaders would...
    • Helen Caldicott interview, 1984 June

    • Nuclear weapons; Arms race - History - 20th century; Nuclear warfare; World politics - 20th century
    • Helen Caldicott discusses her book, “ Missile Envy: The Arms Race and Nuclear War.” Caldicott talks about nuclear attacks and Russian children’s fear of nuclear war. She explains the environmental impact of nuclear war and her meeting with...
    • 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...
    • Georgi Arbatov interview, 1992 September

    • Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1985-; Soviet Union - Officials and employees - Biography; Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1953-1985; Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1975-1985; Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1985-
    • Georgi Arbatov discusses his book, “The System: An Insider’s Life in Soviet Politics.” Arbatov talks about the rise of Nazism and Fascism in Germany. He discusses the breakthrough in relations with the United States and Mikhail...
    • Kiana Davenport interview

    • Hawaii - Fiction
    • Kiana Davenport discusses her book, “House of Many Gods.” Davenport describes the characters, Ana, an abandoned child, and her mother, Anahola. She talks about the men who have come home from war to unemployment and are wounded. Davenport...
    • Michael Viner interview

    • Soviet Union; Publishers and publishing; Emigration and immigration; Prostitution
    • Michael Viner discusses his book, “Shattered Dreams, Broken Promises.” He begins by explaining that the book reveals the stories of several women in the Soviet Union who have gone to desperate lengths to immigrate to the United States of...
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman interview, 1998

    • Appleman-Jurman, Alicia; Jews - Persecutions - Ukraine - Buchach; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Ukraine - Buchach - Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors - Biography; Jewish refugees - Biography; Buchach (Ukraine) - Ethnic relations
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman discusses her book, “Alicia: My Story.” She begins by explaining that her book covers her time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. She describes her childhood home in Buchach Ukraine, and talks about the...

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