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    • Howard Meyer interview, 2003 July

    • International law; International Court of Justice
    • Howard Meyer discusses his book, “World Court” He begins by explaining that the book traces the history of the World Court back to the Hague Conference of 1899. In the book he charts the development of the World Court through World War I, the...
    • David Weddle interview

    • Rich people - California - Beverly Hills; Celebrities - California - Beverly Hills; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - History; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Social conditions; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Biography
    • David Weddle discusses his book, “Among the Mansions of Eden: Tales of Love, Lust, and Land in Beverly Hills.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the history of Beverly Hills and how real estate developers have built a myth surrounding...
    • Robin B. Wright interview, 1989 November

    • Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
    • Robin B. Wright discusses her book, “In the Name of God.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the rule of Shah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran. She talks about the differences among religious sects in the Middle East. She describes...
    • Daniel Levitin interview, 2006 November

    • Music - Psychological aspects
    • Daniel Levitin discusses his book, “This is your Brain on Music.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the nature of hearing and the making of music. The book is a study of why music affects people so deeply and goes to great pains to...
    • Kathleen Cross interview, 2005 January 24

    • Young women - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Kathleen Cross discusses her book, “Schooling Carmen.” She begins by describing the main character of her novel, Carmen. She explains that Carmen is impatient, short-tempered and knows she is beautiful and uses it to her advantage whenever she can....
    • Lynette Brasfield interview, 2003

    • Women in the advertising industry - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Mentally ill women - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Chagrin Falls (Ohio) - Fiction; South Africa - Fiction
    • Lynette Brasfield discusses her book, “Nature Lessons.” She begins by talking about how her novel is a mix between a mystery and a memoir. She describes what it was like growing up in South Africa and how her mother was constantly paranoid that...
    • Spencer Johnson interview, 1981

    • Management
    • Spencer Johnson discusses the book that he co-wrote with Kenneth Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager.” He begins by explaining that it is a story about a young man who is looking to hire a manager whom people feel good around and who will increase...
    • Alan Lawrence Sitomer interview, 2005 March 07

    • Teenage boys - United States - Fiction; Hate crimes - United States - Fiction; African American teenagers - Fiction; Basketball stories; Violence - Fiction
    • Alan Sitomer discusses his book, “The Hoopster.” He begins by stressing the importance of getting teenagers to read. He shares that he is a high school teacher and he feels that the number one factor that keeps students from being at risk is if...
    • Mallory Tarcher interview, 1994 July

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Las Vegas (Nev.) - Fiction
    • Mallory Tarcher discusses her book, Starring Mom, which is about a teenage girl, Dena, spending a summer with her real mother, Shena, in Las Vegas. Among the many themes discussed are loss of innocence, the transformation of familial relationships,...
    • Jennifer Saginor interview

    • Saginor, Jennifer; Playboy Enterprises - Biography; Children of divorced parents - Psychology; Girls - Conduct of life
    • Jennifer Saginor discusses her autobiography, “Playground.” She begins by talking about her father’s occupation as Hugh Hefner’s physician and her early childhood memories of swimming and playing at the Playboy Mansion. She also gives background...
    • Ronya Kozmetsky interview

    • Executives - Family relationships - United States; Married people - Employment - United States; Life skills - United States
    • Based on her personal experience, Ronya begins the interview discussing the issues “corporate” families face. Among the topics Ronya discusses are changes in gendered notions about work and the impact those changes have had on women as mothers,...
    • Gordon Clark interview, 2004

    • African, Southern - Pictorial works
    • Gordon Clark discusses his book of photography, “Transitions.” He begins by talking about different regions of Africa and how they differ in custom and culture. He gives an example of how the people of Namibia dress like English people of the...
    • Margaret Coel interview, 2005

    • O'Malley, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Holden, Vicky (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.) - Fiction; Shoshoni Indians - Crimes against - Fiction; Arapaho Indians - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Indian...
    • Margaret Coel discusses her novel, “Eye of the Wolf.” She explains that it is the 11th book in the series that follows the characters Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley. Coel gives background on her characters, namely Vicky who is a lawyer...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • James Traub interview, 2006 May

    • Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta); United Nations; World politics - 21st century;
    • James and Connie begin the interview discussing the year that James spent following Annan that, as James describes it, was a “bad year” for the UN and good year for him. In addition, James talks about not wanting to write a biography of Annan but a...
    • A. J. Langguth interview

    • United States - History - War of 1812; United States - History - War of 1812 - Influence;
    • Connie and A.J. begin the interview discussing the issues affecting America following the War for Independence and their impact on the “Second War for Independence,” the War of 1812. For example, A.J. briefly discusses the debate over the...
    • 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...
    • Friedrich Hacker interview

    • Terrorism; Terrorism - Case studies;
    • Friedrich and Connie begin the interview talking about his belief that the social sciences have an important role to play in helping us better understanding terrorism and how to mediate and mitigate its impact. For the majority of the interview,...

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