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  • All fields: Vietnam
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    • Cao Kỳ Nguyễn interview, 2002

    • Nguyễn, Cao Kỳ; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Prime ministers - Vietnam (Republic) - Biography; Vietnam (Republic) - Politics and government
    • Cao Kỳ Nguyễn discusses his autobiography, “Buddha’s Child.” He begins by explaining how he was elected as the prime minister of Vietnam during the United States invasion in the 1960s. Nguyễn talks about how television was important to...
    • Alfredo Véa interview

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Veterans; Lawyers; Public housing; Vietnam
    • Alfredo Véa discusses his novel, “Gods Go Begging.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the character Jesse Pasadoble. Jesse is a Vietnam veteran who now works in San Francisco as a defense attorney. Jesse is haunted...
    • Shad Meshad interview, 1987

    • United States. Army - Officers - Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects; Soldiers - United States - Biography
    • Shad Meshad discusses his book, “Captain for Dark Mornings: A True Story.” Meshad says he was a medical service officer during the Vietnam War. He talks about Linda VanderVeen, a Vietnam nurse’s book, and his war experiences. Meshad...
    • Kathleen J. Turner interview, 1985

    • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Press coverage; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States; Press and politics - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969
    • Kathleen J. Turner discusses her book, “Lyndon Johnson’s Dual War.” She begins by explaining President Lyndon Johnson’s struggle with inheriting the presidency after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. She talks about Johnson’s struggle...
    • Robert Olen Butler interview, 1985

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction
    • Robert Olen Butler discusses his novel, “On Distant Ground.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a Vietnam veteran who is on trial. He talks about how prisons were set up in Vietnam by the American troops. He describes visions...
    • Catherine Lanigan interview

    • Love stories, American
    • Catherine Lanigan discusses her novel, “The Christmas Star.” She begins by explaining the phenomenon of the Christmas Star, which happens every 30 years when the moon is aligned with Venus and Mars. She describes how her book is about a man...
    • George La Fountaine interview, 1986

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction
    • George La Fountaine discusses his book, “The Long Walk.” He talks about the theme of how to build a home and says he was in the Marine Corps in the 1950s. He describes the characters such as Stanley Baker, a Navajo soldier, and William Hill,...
    • Steve Sohmer interview, 1991

    • Disarmament - Fiction; United States - Armed Forces - Fiction
    • Steve Sohmer discusses his book, “Patriots.” He says he spent three years researching the book by meeting and talking with people in the military. Sohmer explains that the rules about romance between officers and enlisted personnel in the...
    • Leora Krygier interview, 2004

    • Stepsisters - Fiction; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects - Fiction
    • Leora Krygier discusses her book, “When She Sleeps.” She begins by explaining the plot of the book and introducing the American and Vietnamese characters. Martinson asks Krygier to read a passage from the beginning of the novel. Krygier then...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book...
    • John Stockwell interview, 1982

    • Communism; Anti-communist movements; Anti-communist movements - United States - History
    • John Stockwell discusses his book, “Red Sunset.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a couple who has a troubled marriage while living in Africa. He talks about how he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and his connections...
    • Jim Wright interview

    • United States - Politics and government - 1989; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; Presidents - United States - History - 20th century; United States. Congress - History - 20th century
    • Jim Wright discusses his book, “Balance of Power.” He begins by explaining how his experience in government has spanned nine presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. He shares the impact of living through the depression and how it...
    • Robert Bly interview, 2004 June 25

    • Poetry - Collections; Poetry - Translations into English
    • Robert Bly discusses his book, “The Winged Energy of Delight,” which is a compilation of translated poems from twenty-two different poets. He goes on to explain the difficulty of translating poetry that encompasses so many various places and...
    • Barry H. Harrin interview, 1991

    • Executive ability; Executives; Success in business
    • Barry H. Harrin discusses his book, “A Manager’s Guide to Guerilla Warfare.” He begins by explaining that he was a manager at AT&T and also served in the Vietnam War. He talks about how he had to learn to manage his co-workers after he got...
    • Franz Wisner interview, 2005

    • Wisner, Franz - Travel; Wisner, Kurt Oscar - Travel; Brothers - United States - Biography; Travelers - United States - Biography; Betrothal - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States
    • Franz Wisner discusses his book, “Honeymoon with my Brother.” He begins by explaining that his fiancée called off their wedding 5 days before the ceremony, so Franz took his brother Kurt on the honeymoon he had tickets to. The two brothers...
    • Susan Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Boudin, Kathy; Boudin, Leonard, 1912-; Boudin, Jean; Left-wing extremists - United States - Biography; Radicalism - United States
    • Susan Braudy discusses her book, “Family Circle.” She begins by explaining that she is a personal acquaintance of Kathy Boudin, a left-wing radical who spent over 20 years in prison for murdering a policeman. She talks about how Boudin...
    • Tim O'Brien interview, 2002

    • Baby boom generation - Fiction; College graduates - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Minnesota - Fiction
    • Tim O’Brien discusses his book, “July, July.” The book is about the class of 1969 returning for its 30th class reunion, but because the class secretary forgot to make a reservation in June, it becomes the 31st reunion. O’Brien shares...

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