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  • All fields: War
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    • A. J. Langguth interview

    • United States - History - War of 1812; United States - History - War of 1812 - Influence;
    • Connie and A.J. begin the interview discussing the issues affecting America following the War for Independence and their impact on the “Second War for Independence,” the War of 1812. For example, A.J. briefly discusses the debate over the...
    • Alan Anderson interview, 2004 December 13

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Music and the war; Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. This is the Army
    • Alan Anderson discusses his book, “The Songwriter Goes to War.” He begins by explaining that after he was inducted into the army he was assigned the duties of a production stage manager and first sergeant of the detachment “This is the Army.”...
    • Terry Wallace interview, October 1985

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - African Americans; African Americans - Biography;
    • Wallace begins the interview describing that he wanted to produce a book that would say something about the futility of war and how it tears at the psyche as much as the flesh of those who fight it. For the majority of the interview, Wallace talks...
    • Sue Mansfield interview, 1983

    • War - Psychological aspects
    • Sue Mansfield discusses her book, “The Gestalts of War,” which looks at patterns of wars in different social civilizations. In the 1800s, war was about greed; in the present, it is more about religious conflict. She ultimately sees war as...
    • David Brinkley interview, 1989 July

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Washington (D.C.); World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American; Washington (D.C.) - History
    • David Brinkley discusses his book, “Washington Goes to War.” Brinkley talks about the singer, Marian Anderson, and the protests of Howard University students. He then describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency and the Unites States’...
    • Jerry Yellin interview, 1995

    • World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American; United States - History - 1945- - Biography; Japan - History - 1945- - Biography
    • Jerry Yellin discusses his autobiography, “Of War and Weddings.” He begins by explaining that he was a pilot during World War II who bombed Tokyo, and now his son is marrying a Japanese woman. He talks about how he got into the Air Force and how...
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • 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...
    • Abraham Rabinovich interview

    • Israel-Arab War, 1973
    • Abraham Rabinovich discusses his book, “The Yom Kippur War.” He begins by discussing the role of the generals in the Yom Kippur War and how the soldiers in the field played a stronger role then the generals. He talks specifically about the...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer interview, 2005

    • Political violence - Confederate States of America - History; Political violence - United States - History - 19th century; Subversive activities - Confederate States of America - History; Subversive activities - United States - History - 19th...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer discusses her book, “The Confederate Dirty War.” She begins by explaining that Canada and England secretly supported the Confederacy during The Civil War. She talks about Confederate plans for biological warfare, landmines,...
    • Robert Greene interview, 2006

    • Conduct of life
    • Robert Greene discusses his book, “The 33 Strategies of War.” He begins by explaining that a good war strategy is to not fight at all, such as ignoring attacks like Queen Elizabeth I did during the defeat over the Spanish Armada. He talks about...
    • 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 secret...
    • 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 with...
    • Orrin DeForest interview, 1990

    • DeForest, Orrin;United States. Central Intelligence Agency; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Underground movements; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Counterinsurgency - Vietnam;
    • Orrin begins the interview discussing how he became a CIA agent in Vietnam and the techniques from the use of psychological profiling to the establishment of a databank to gather intelligence on enemy operations. In particular, Orrin highlights the...
    • Lucinda Franks interview

    • Franks, Thomas Edward; Franks, Lucinda; World War, 1939-1945 - Military intelligence - United States; Spies - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States
    • Lucinda Franks discusses her book, “My Father’s Secret War.” She begins by talking about how she was the youngest winner of a Pulitzer Prize. She discusses how she went through her father’s things one day and started finding Nazi artifacts in his...
    • Norman Solomon interview, 2005 September 15

    • United States - Foreign relations - 20th century; Government and the press - United States; Press and politics - United States; War - Press coverage - United States
    • Norman Solomon discusses his book, “War Made Easy.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the pro-war propaganda generated by the United States government during military interventions. He emphasizes the influence of the media on public...
    • Stuart Eizenstat interview, 2003

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Economic aspects; Jewish property - Europe; World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - Europe; World War, 1939-1945 - Destruction and pillage - Europe; Forced labor - Germany - History - 20th...
    • Stuart Eizenstat discusses his book, “Imperfect Justice.” He begins by explaining that many relatives of Jews in the Holocaust couldn’t get into their deceased relative’s bank accounts because there were no death certificates. He discusses being...
    • 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 Ronald...
    • Roger Cohen interview

    • Berga (Concentration camp); World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, German; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - Germany - Berga; World War, 1939-1945 - Conscript labor - Germany - Berga; Death marches - Germany; Prisoners of war...
    • Roger Cohen discusses his book, “Soldiers and Slaves.” He begins by discussing his time spent working in Berlin for the “New York Times” and how difficult it was for him as a Jewish man. He explains that the idea for the book came when he began to...
    • Interview with Susan Griffin, 1993

    • War - Psychological aspects; Violence - Psychological aspects; Denial (Psychology); Secrecy - Psychological aspects;
    • Connie and Susan begin the interview talking about denial, at both the private and public levels, and the nuclear arms race and threat of war. In particular, Susan talks about denial as an erasure of the past that allows the individual to move into...

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