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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James Brown interview, 1994 April

    • Thieves - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • James Brown discusses his book, Lucky Town, which follows the lives of an irresponsible father and his loyal son in the American West during the 1960s, living outside the law. The story is told through the eyes of the boy as he watches his father...
    • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi interview, 2004 October 12

    • Physicians’ spouses - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Children - Death - Fiction; Parent and child - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction; Bombay (India) - Fiction
    • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi discusses his book, “The Last Song of Dusk.” He begins by discussing the book’s plot, which is set in turn of the century India. He explains that in the book he explores the complexity of love through his two central...
    • Charlotte Chandler interview

    • Success
    • Charlotte Chandler discusses her book, “The Ultimate Seduction.” She begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of over 100 interviews she has done with famous people over the years. She talks about how she prepares for an interview, how...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Richard Ben Cramer interview, 2004

    • Arab-Israeli conflict - Moral and ethical aspects; Arab-Israeli conflict - 1993- - Peace; Palestinian Arabs - West Bank - Social conditions; Palestinian Arabs - Gaza Strip - Social conditions; National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social...
    • Richard Ben Cramer discusses his book, “How Israel Lost.” He begins by explaining how the New York Times didn’t cover much of the Israel conflict and writes from a Zionist point of view. He talks about how he went to Israel in the 1970s as 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near death...
    • Gerald Posner and John Ware interview, 1986

    • Mengele, Josef, 1911-1979; Auschwitz (Concentration camp); War criminals - Germany - Biography; Physicians - Germany - Biography; World war, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; Human experimentation in medicine
    • Posner begins the discussion covering how his work as a lawyer prompted him to research and write about Mengele. Posner and Connie spend the first interview segment talking about the people who influenced, mentored, and supported Mengele throughout...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother, Jackson, and...
    • Zandra Rhodes interview, 1995 December

    • Rhodes, Zandra, 1940-; Fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Textile designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women textile designers - Great Britain - Biography
    • Zandra Rhodes discusses her book, “The Art of Zandra Rhodes.” She begins by describing that she uses herself and her body as a canvas for her art. Her mother was a dress fitter and she got her love for designing at an early age. Rhodes studied...
    • 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...

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