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    • Pat Buchanan interview

    • Europe - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; United States - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; Europe - Population - Forecasting; United States - Population - Forecasting; Europe - Social conditions - Forecasting; United States...
    • Pat Buchanan discusses his book, “The Death of the West." Buchanan explains that the book is an examination of the increasing decline in Western culture and power. He argues that the West is dying. He points to declining birthrates in the United...
    • Michael Blake interview, 2006 December

    • United States. Army. Cavalry - History - 19th century; Indians of North America - Wars - 1862-1865; Indians of North America - Wars - 1866-1895; Indians of North America - Government relations; United States - History - 19th century; United States...
    • Michael and Connie begin the interview talking about the opening of the American West following the establishment of the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. For the majority of the interview, Michael discusses a number of the stories from his book that...
    • Ed Robertson and Richard Gold interview, undated

    • Garner, James; Maverick (Television program); Microsoft Visual C++; C++ (Computer program language); Windows (Computer programs)
    • Ed Robertson discusses his book, “Maverick.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the film and television series, “Maverick.” He talks about how he first watched the show in syndication in reruns. He discusses the hero Maverick’s...
    • Steven Kotler interview

    • Spiritual life; Lyme disease - Patients - United States - Biography; Surfers - United States - Biography; Kotler, Steven, 1967 - Travel
    • Steven Kotler discusses his book, “West of Jesus.” He begins by sharing the story of his struggle with Lyme disease and its effect on him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Kotler explains how it was this struggle that led him to take up...
    • Helen Tse interview

    • Tse, Helen; Tse, Helen - Family; Sweet Mandarin (Restaurant); Restaurateurs - England - Manchester - Biography; Immigrants - Great Britain; Chinese - Great Britain
    • Helen Tse discusses her family’s biography, “Sweet Mandarin.” She begins by talking about how she grew up in England, but her family moved back to Hong Kong. She talks about how her great-grandfather made a fortune in the soy sauce business, but...
    • Paul D. White interview

    • School improvement programs - California; Problem youth - Education - California; Youth with social disabilities - Education - California; West Valley Leadership Academy (Canoga Park, Calif.)
    • Paul White discusses his book, “White’s Rules.” He begins by explaining that he is a teacher “of reject kids.” White runs the West Valley Leadership Academy, which is a public charter school in Canoga Park, California. The kids that are sent to...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • John Sayles interview, 2005 April 12

    • Short stories
    • John Sayles discusses his book, “The Anarchists’ Convention.” He explains that the book is a collection of short stories that depict ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Some of the characters include a lone child traveling west, a lonely...
    • Pat York interview, 1991

    • Older people - Interviews; Older people - Portraits; Self-realization in old age
    • Pat York discusses her book, “Going Strong.” She shares stories about the individuals aged 75 and older featured in her book. The people she discusses are: George Abbott, Brooke Astor, George Burns, Dr. William Cahan, Barbara Cartland, Charles...
    • Edward Ball interview, 1998

    • Ball family; Plantation life - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaves - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaveholders - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; African Americans - South Carolina - Charleston Region...
    • Edward Ball discusses is book, “Slaves in the Family.” The book covers the history of the Ball family and its plantation and slave ownership. Ball talks about a slave uprising and says that following emancipation, the Ball family became sharecrop...
    • Lalita Tademy interview, 2001

    • African American families - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cane River Region (La.) - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Lalita Tademy discusses her novel, “Cane River.” She begins by explaining that her book is based on the story of her ancestors who were enslaved in Louisiana. She talks about the different generations of women who were all raised in the same...
    • John Sacret Young interview

    • Motion picture authorship; Screenwriters; Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles
    • John Sacret Young discusses a book he contributed to, “Doing It For Money.” He begins by talking about how the book was created by the Writer’s Guild Foundation. The Writer’s Guild asked over 100 Hollywood writers to talk about their beginning...
    • Kari Winter interview, 2005 February 06

    • Africa - Description and travel; Slaves’ writings, American; Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century; Slavery - New England - History - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Social conditions - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Biography....
    • Kari Winter discusses her book, “The Blind African Slave.” She begins by explaining that the book recounts the true story of the life of Jeffrey Brace. Brace was born in West Africa in the 1740s and later captured by slave traders at the age of...
    • T.C. Boyle interview

    • Marijuana industry - California - Fiction; Businesspeople - California - Fiction; Park, Mungo, 1771-1806 - Fiction; Discoveries in geography - Fiction; Explorers - Fiction; Africa, West - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th...
    • T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses three of his books, “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” “Water Music,” and “Budding Prospects: A Pastoral.” In “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” Boyle asks what would it have been like if Dwight D. Eisenhower had a...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...
    • Frederick Busch interview, 2003

    • Psychotherapist and patient - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Psychologists - Fiction; Adultery - Fiction; Brothers - Fiction; Refugees - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Lake District (England) -...
    • Frederick Busch discusses his novel, “A Memory of War.” He begins by explaining that his book takes a look at the generations of family members in the post World War II era. He talks about his main character who is a successful psychoanalyst who...
    • 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...
    • Michael Walsh interview 2003 February 21

    • Madden, Owney, 1891-1980 - Fiction; Irish American criminals - Fiction; Prohibition - Fiction; Criminals - Fiction; Hot Springs (Ark.) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Michael Walsh discusses his book, “And All the Saints.” He begins by explaining why he chose to write in the first person as Owney Madden, an Irish gangster who lived during the early 1900s. He discusses how the book is based on real events that he...
    • 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...
    • Susan Gilman interview, 2005 January 31

    • Gilman, Susan Jane - Childhood and youth; Girls - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Young women - New York (State) - New York - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Geneva (Switzerland) - Biography
    • Susan Gilman discusses her book, “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress.” She begins by sharing that she wrote the book in the hopes of making other people feel less alone. She explains that the book explores her unconventional Upper West Side...

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