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    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Peter Maas interview

    • Indianapolis (Cruiser); World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Peter Maas discusses Richard F. Newcomb’s book, “Abandon Ship!” He begins by explaining how the book is about the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis naval cruiser in Japanese waters on July 29, 1945. Maas compares the book to a Greek tragedy...
    • Jeanne Guillemin interview, 2005

    • Biological warfare - History; Bioterrorism
    • Jeanne Guillemin discusses her book, "Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism." She speaks about the anthrax epidemic that took place in the Soviet Union in 1979. In 1992, Guillemin was part...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Frank Snepp interview, 1999 August

    • Snepp, Frank - Trials, litigation, etc.; Snepp, Frank. Decent interval; United States; Central Intelligence Agency - Officials and employees; Prior restraint - United States; Freedom of the press - United States; National security - United States;
    • Frank begins the interview discussing his work as an analyst for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the Vietnam War. In particular, Frank discusses his first book, Decent Interval (1977), which chronicles how the CIA failed its...
    • Mark Frost interview

    • Golfers - United States - Biography; Jones, Bobby, 1902-1971
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Grand Slam.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the 1920s, a significant era of sports history, during which, golfer Bobby Jones dominated the sport. Frost goes on to share that the book explores...
    • Thomas J. Hamilton interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - History; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - 1940-1950; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)
    • Admiral Thomas Hamilton discusses his life and his time serving in the United States Navy. He begins by explaining the history of the U.S.S. Enterprise naval vessel. He talks about his job as a football coach for the Naval Academy and his...
    • John Dean interview

    • United States - Politics and government - 2001-; Conservatism - United States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • John Dean discusses his book, “Conservatives Without Conscience." Dean explains that his book examines how radical elements are damaging the Republican Party and the foundations of American democracy. He points to specific GOP policies that he...
    • Eugene Cernan interview

    • Space race - History; Space flight to the moon - History; Project Apollo (U.S.) - History; Cernan, Eugene
    • Eugene Cernan discusses his book, “The Last Man on the Moon.” He begins by explaining that the book is an account of his career as an American astronaut. The book deals with the history of the space race and the rush to be the first in space. He...
    • John Armor interview, 1988 October

    • Manzanar War Relocation Center - Pictorial works; Manzanar War Relocation Center; Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Pictorial works; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - California - Manzanar - Pictorial works;...
    • John Armor discusses his book, “Manzanar,” co-authored with Peter Wright. Armor talks about John Dewitt, commander of the Western Defense Command, and the views of Frank Knox, Earl Warren, and Francis Biddle about the Japanese internment camps. ...
    • 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 prison...
    • Ted Van Dyk interview

    • Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Political culture - United States - History - 20th century; Presidents - United States -...
    • Ted Van Dyk discusses his book, “Heroes, Hacks, and Fools.” He begins by sharing his memories of Jean Monnet, then head of the European Commission, who discouraged him from working in politics. He discusses his role working for Hubert Humphrey...
    • Terry McAuliffe interview, 2007

    • McAuliffe, Terry; Clinton, Bill, 1946- - Friends and associates; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Staff - Biography; Political campaigns - United States; United...
    • Terry McAuliffe discusses his autobiography, “What a Party!” He begins by explaining that he is an entrepreneur and started several businesses when he was young. He talks about his job doing fundraising for the Democratic Party. He discusses his...
    • Bruce Goldsmith interview, 1989

    • Tattooing - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - West (U.S.) - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction
    • Bruce Goldsmith discusses his novel, “Blue Numbers.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young man who must compete with his siblings to run the family business. He talks about how his characters are Jewish and determined to chase...
    • Buzz Aldrin interview, 1989

    • Project Apollo (U.S.); Space flight to the moon
    • Buzz Aldrin discusses his book, “Men from Earth.” Aldrin talks about three rocket theory engineers and his aviation pioneer family. He goes on to discuss the Gemini 12 flight and his time in space and on the moon. He asserts that the planet Mars...
    • Pierre Salinger interview, 1995 November

    • Salinger, Pierre; Politicians - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Pierre begin the interview briefly talking about his early life as a child concert pianist as well as his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For the majority of the interview, Pierre and Connie, in a wide ranging...
    • Rahna R. Rizzuto interview, 1990

    • Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - West (U.S.) - Fiction
    • Rahna R. Rizzuto discusses her novel, “Why She Left Us.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family living in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. She talks about how she is a fourth generation immigrant, and...
    • 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...

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