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    • Doro Bush Koch interview, 2006

    • Koch, Doro Bush, 1959-; Bush, George, 1924- - Family; Presidents - United States - Biography; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Daughters - United States - Biography
    • Doro Bush Koch discusses her book, "My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush." The book is a memoir of the life and presidency of her father, George H.W. Bush. She interviewed 135 people for the book. The...
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Europe - Fiction; Americans - Europe - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Europe - Fiction
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene discuss their novel, “The Twilight of Courage.” They describe how the book took one year to write with 8 months of research and 4 months of writing. The novel is a historical fiction account of events during World War II. ...
    • 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...
    • Jimmy Breslin interview,  1991 September

    • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Jimmy Breslin discusses his novel, “Damon Runyon.” He begins by explaining that the book is a non-fiction account of the life of writer Damon Runyon. Breslin talks about following Runyon’s paper trails all over the country and interviewing many...
    • 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...
    • Denny McLain interview, 1988 September

    • Ex-convicts - United States - Biography; Baseball - United States - Biography; McLain, Denny
    • Denny McLain discusses his book, “Strikeout.” He begins by explaining that the book is an autobiographical account of his life. He discusses how he got involved in baseball and how difficult it was to make the transition from being a major league...
    • James B. Stewart interview, 1991 November

    • Insider trading in securities - United States; Investment banking - Corrupt practices - United States
    • James B. Stewart discusses his book, “Den of Thieves.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of insider trading at a Venezuelan office of Merrill Lynch. He talks about a man named ‘Mr. Diamond’ who stole millions of...
    • 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...
    • Thomas Thompson interview

    • Sobhraj, Charles; Leclerc, Marie Andrée; Murderers - Biography; Murder - Southeast Asia - Case studies; Murder - Europe - Case studies
    • Thomas Thompson discusses his book, “Serpentine.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of Charles Sobhraj, a hypnotist and murderer. He describes how Sobhraj would befriend tourists in a foreign country and poison them. ...
    • Paul Erdman interview, 1987 February

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Paul Erdman discusses his novel, “The Panic of ’89.” He begins by explaining that the book is a fictional account of what would happen if Mexico and Brazil stopped paying the United States and lowered oil prices. He talks about how he converges...
    • 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...
    • Jerry Stahl interview, 2004

    • Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933 - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jerry Stahl discusses his novel, “I, Fatty.” He begins by explaining that his book is a fictional account of the life of comedian Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle. He says that the majority of events that happen in the book are true, but he added dialogue...
    • Jules Asner interview

    • Women television writers - Fiction; Single women - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jules Asner discusses her novel, “Whacked.” She begins by explaining that the book was inspired by how she stalked her ex-boyfriend through the Internet after they broke up. She says that her book is about a woman who gets revenge on an...
    • Russell Martin interview

    • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 - Relics; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 - Death and burial; Hiller, Ferdinand, 1811-1885
    • Russell Martin discusses his book, “Beethoven’s Hair.” He begins by explaining how his book is a non-fiction account that follows how a lock of 18th century composer Ludwig Van Beethoven’s hair ended up where it is today. Dr. Alfredo Guevara and...
    • Nathaniel Philbrick interview, 2000

    • Essex (Whaleship); Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book, “In the Heart of the Sea.” He begins by explaining the tragedy of the Essex, a ship that got attacked by a whale, which inspired Herman Melville to write, “Moby Dick.” Philbrick talks about the whaling town...
    • Tina Andrews interview, 2001

    • Sally Hemings, an American scandal (Television program)
    • Tina Andrews discusses her book, “Sally Hemings, an American Scandal.” She begins by explaining that Sally Hemings was one of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves and the two had a love affair and 5 illegitimate children together. Andrews talks about how...

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