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    • Timothy Steele interview, 1985

    • Poetry
    • Timothy Steele discusses his book, “Sapphics Against Anger & Other Poems.” Steele begins by explaining why he chose to write poetry rather than alternative forms of writing such as, short stories, novels and plays. He goes on to read several of his...
    • David I. Kertzer interview, 2001

    • Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism; Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church; Christianity and anti-Semitism; Papacy - History
    • David I. Kertzer discusses his book, “The Popes Against the Jews.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Brown University. He talks about how Catholics would baptize Jewish children and take them away from their parents. He describes...
    • David W. Latko interview, 2003

    • Widows - Finance, Personal
    • David Latko discusses his book, “Financial Strategies for Today’s Widow.” He begins by explaining that his book contains different stories and scenarios for all ages of widows in different situations. He provides plans for what to do if a spouse...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Norma Barzman interview, 2003

    • Barzman, Norma; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; Motion picture industry - United States; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Norma Barzman discusses her autobiography, “The Red and the Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that her book is about communists, like herself, who were hunted down in Hollywood in the 1950s. She talks about her early life in Russia and moving...
    • Robert Bly interview, 2004 June 25

    • Poetry - Collections; Poetry - Translations into English
    • Robert Bly discusses his book, “The Winged Energy of Delight,” which is a compilation of translated poems from twenty-two different poets. He goes on to explain the difficulty of translating poetry that encompasses so many various places and time...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Steve Sohmer interview, 1991

    • Disarmament - Fiction; United States - Armed Forces - Fiction
    • Steve Sohmer discusses his book, “Patriots.” He says he spent three years researching the book by meeting and talking with people in the military. Sohmer explains that the rules about romance between officers and enlisted personnel in the...
    • Johnnie Cochran interview, 2002

    • Lawyers - United States - Biography; African American lawyers - Biography
    • Johnnie Cochran discusses his book, “A Lawyer’s Life,” coauthored with David Fisher. Martinson begins by sharing that she first met Cochran through the Coro Foundation. She goes on to say that Cochran worked in the district attorney’s office for...
    • 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...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Steve Shagan interview, 1986

    • Drug traffic - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction
    • Steve Shagan discusses his novel, “The Circle.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an attorney who is trying to prosecute a Korean cult leader who is brainwashing the youth. He talks about terrorism in Korea and how their intelligence...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 2005

    • Curie, Marie, 1867-1934; Chemists - Poland - Biography; Women chemists - Poland - Biography
    • Barbara Goldsmith discusses her book, “Obsessive Genius.” She begins by explaining that her book is part of Norton’s Great Discoveries Series, and she wrote about the life of Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. Goldsmith talks about...
    • James Carroll interview

    • Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church; Christianity and anti-Semitism - History; Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “Constantine's Sword." Carroll begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of the history of Christian and Jewish interactions. In the book he charts the history of Christianity’s battle against Judaism....
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman interview, 1998

    • Appleman-Jurman, Alicia; Jews - Persecutions - Ukraine - Buchach; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Ukraine - Buchach - Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors - Biography; Jewish refugees - Biography; Buchach (Ukraine) - Ethnic relations
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman discusses her book, “Alicia: My Story.” She begins by explaining that her book covers her time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. She describes her childhood home in Buchach Ukraine, and talks about the how...
    • Rich Cohen interview

    • Eisenstadt family; Eisenstadt, Benjamin - Family; Cohen family; Cohen, Rich - Family; Cumberland Packing Corporation; Sweet ’N Low (Trademark); Businessmen - United States - Biography; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Rich Cohen discusses his book, “Sweet and Low.” He begins by sharing that the book tells the story of his family and how they developed the product Sweet and Low. He explains that his grandfather first placed sugar in packets and later invented the...
    • 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...
    • Dinah Lenney interview, 2007 May 04

    • Gross, Nelson, 1932-1997; Lenney, Dinah; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Millionaires - Crimes against - New Jersey - Case studies; Children of murder victims - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States - Biography;...
    • Dinah Lenney discusses her book, “Bigger than Life.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life and experiences beginning with the traumatic event of her father’s kidnapping in 1997. She shares how her father, Nelson Gross, was...

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