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    • Thomas Perry interview, 1995 February

    • Whitefield, Jane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Indians of North America - Fiction; Indian women - Fiction; False personation - Fiction; Seneca Indians - Fiction; Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) - Fiction; Buffalo (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Thomas Perry discusses his book, “Vanishing Act.” He begins by introducing his main character Jane Whitefield and gives information on her Seneca Indian heritage and her job to give people new identities. He talks about having fun with his...
    • Ken Howard interview, 2003 July 22

    • Acting - Psychological aspects; Public speaking
    • Ken Howard discusses his book, “Act Natural.” He begins by explaining the origins of the book, which draws from courses he taught at Harvard and from his own career as an actor and sets out to demonstrate how to be a more effective public speaker...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Ariel Dorfman interview, 1987

    • Birth - Folklore; Babies - Fiction
    • Ariel Dorfman discusses his novel, “The Last Song of Manuel Sendero.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a baby who refuses to be born until his parents change the world and make it a better place. This baby gathers all the other...
    • David Frum interview, 2004

    • War on Terrorism, 2001-; Terrorism - Prevention - Government policy - United States; World politics - 1995-2005; United States - Politics and government - 2001-; United States - Foreign relations - 21st century;
    • David Frum discusses his book, “An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror,” co-authored with Richard Perle. Frum talks about weapons of mass destruction and asks whether Saddam Hussein had the ability to create the weapons. He says Al-Qaeda...
    • Margo Kaufman interview, 1993 April

    • American wit and humor; Dating (Social customs) - Anecdotes; Dating (Social customs) - Computer network resources
    • Margo Kaufman discusses her book, “1-800-Am-I-Nuts?” She begins by talking about how men and women act differently when they are sick, and tells a story of her husband’s outrageous behavior. She talks about going to the market and bargain hunting...
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana interview

    • Ozark Mountains - Fiction; Cherokee Indians - Fiction; Frontier and pioneer life - Fiction; Christie, Ned, 1852-1892 - Fiction; Proctor, Ezekial, 1831-1907 - Fiction
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana discuss their novel, “Zeke and Ned.” Ossana and McMurtry begin the interview by explaining how the novel is a dramatization of the Cherokee struggle for independence following the conclusion of the Civil War. The...
    • Ian McEwan interview

    • Great Britain - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Editors - Fiction; Composers - Fiction; Foreign ministers - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction
    • Ian McEwan discusses his novel, “Amsterdam.” He details the plot, which begins with the death of photographer/restaurant critic, Molly Lane. Molly’s death leads her many friends and lovers to ponder their own mortality. Two of her former lovers, a...
    • Sara Paretsky interview, 2003

    • Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction; Journalists - Crimes against - Fiction; Missing children - Fiction; Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction
    • Sara Paretsky discusses her novel, “Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that this is the eleventh book in her series that follows private investigator V.I. Warshawski. She talks about Chicago in the 1950s and the powerful mob scene. She...
    • Myrlie Evers-Williams interview

    • African American women - Mississippi - Biography; African American women - Conduct of life; Women - United States - Conduct of life; Single mothers - United States - Psychology; Child rearing - United States
    • Myrlie Evers-Williams discusses her book, “Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I was Meant to be.” Evers–Williams talks about her grandmother’s influence and the importance of speaking clearly and correctly. She goes on...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview interview, 1982

    • Truth; Good and evil; Aesthetics; Liberty; Equality; Justice (Philosophy)
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Six Great Ideas: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, Justice: Ideas We Judge By, Ideas We Act On.” He begins by talking about the status of education in America and how education will evolve in the...
    • Darryl Hickman interview, 2007

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Acting teachers - United States - Biography; Acting
    • Darryl Hickman discusses his book, “The Unconscious Actor: Out of Control, in Full Command: The Art of Performance in Acting and in Life.” Hickman talks about his time as a childhood actor and as a director of daytime drama. He says not to try to...
    • Icy Smith interview, 2003 August

    • Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History; Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History - Pictorial works; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works
    • Icy Smith discusses her book, “The Lonely Queue.” She begins the interview by talking about her immigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and her background growing up in poverty and moving to America for an education. She goes into the history...
    • Margaret Whiting interview, 1987 February

    • Whiting, Margaret; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Margaret Whiting discusses her autobiography, “It Might As Well Be Spring.” She begins by talking about her early family life, her father’s career as a famous songwriter, and how she knew many Hollywood stars in the 1940s. She describes...
    • Gary H. Grossman interview, 2004

    • Presidential candidates - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction; Intelligence service - Fiction; Political crimes and offenses - Fiction
    • Gary H. Grossman discusses his novel, “Executive Actions.” He begins by explaining the role of Russian sleeper agents in America and how many have stayed in the United States after The Cold War. He also talks about how Andropov University set up...
    • Joel Rapp interview, 2004 May

    • Rapp, Joel; Television writers - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Gardeners - United States - Biography; Radio broadcasters - United States - Biography
    • Joel Rapp discusses his autobiography, “Radio, TV, Mother Earth, & Me.” He begins by explaining that his father was a television program writer, and both of his parents were vaudeville actors. He talks about attending the University of Southern...
    • Viken Berberian interview

    • Terrorism - Fiction
    • Viken Berberian discusses his book, “The Cyclist.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows a terrorist who plans to blow up a hotel during a cycling race. From there he goes on to explain that he wanted to debunk the idea that political...
    • Charles Johnson interview

    • Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction; Civil rights workers - Fiction; Impostors and imposture - Fiction; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 - 1968 - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Dreamer.” He begins by explaining the premise of the novel, which is what would have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr. had a double when he brought the Freedom Campaign to Chicago in 1966. In the novel the...

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