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    • Charles Higham interview, 2005 February 14

    • Taylor, William Desmond, 1877-1922; Murder - Investigation - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Motion picture producers and directors - California - Los Angeles -Biography
    • Charles Higham discusses his book, “Murder in Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that the director King Vidor was a friend of his and before he died Vidor asked him to use his papers to write the history of the murder of William Desmond Taylor. He...
    • Steven Ivory interview, 2004 February

    • Ivory, Steven - Relations with women; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Steven Ivory discusses his autobiography, “Fool In Love.” He begins by telling how his book came into production after readers of his online column asked him to compile his essays. He talks about how his book is grouped into three parts: dealing...
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin interview

    • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) - History; Baseball fans - United States - Biography; Historians - United States - Biography
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, “Wait Till Next Year.” Goodwin shares that she learned how to tell a story from beginning to end when her father asked her to keep score of baseball games when he was unable to watch them. She tells of how...
    • Gary W. Small interview, 2004

    • Memory - Popular works; Memory disorders - Prevention - Popular works; Physical fitness; Health
    • Dr. Gary Small discusses his book, “The Memory Prescription.” He begins by explaining that he wrote this book because many of his patients asked him what to do to improve their memories. He creates a system to remember names and faces that he...
    • Mel Stuart interview, 2002

    • Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory (Motion picture); Film adaptations - History and criticism; Motion pictures; Motion pictures - Casting - United States
    • Mel Stuart discusses his book, “Pure Imagination.” The book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which Stuart himself directed. He explains that his young daughter asked him to make a film...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Jody Uttal interview

    • Uttal, Jody; Prayer in art; Spiritual journals
    • Jody Uttal discusses her book, “Painted Prayers.” She begins by talking about how she used art as a form of therapy when her mother fell terminally ill. She discusses how she chose prayer passages first, then produced an accompanying painting to...
    • 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...
    • Milton Viorst interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Judaism - History; Jews - History; Judaism and politics - Israel; Jews - Israel - Identity; Ultra-Orthodox Jews - Israel; Reform Judaism - Israel; Orthodox Judaism - Israel
    • Milton Viorst discusses his book, “What Shall I Do With This People?” He begins by explaining how religious Zionists and different groups feel about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. He talks about the title of his book and that it is a...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard interview, 2003

    • Megalithic monuments - England - Wiltshire - Juvenile literature; Megalithic monuments; Stonehenge (England) - Juvenile literature; Wiltshire (England) - Antiquities - Juvenile literature; Stonehenge (England); England -...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard discusses her books, “Valley of the Kings,” and “Stonehenge.” She begins by explaining that she is an archaeologist and was asked to write a series of books that dealt with famous monuments. She talks about the Egyptian Valley...
    • 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...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2004 February

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction; Black, Curtis (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby discusses her book, “Too Much of a Good Thing.” She begins by introducing her main character Curtis Black, a philandering Baptist pastor who joins a new congregation after being kicked out of his old one. She talks about...
    • Les Roberts interview, 1987

    • Saxon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Les Roberts discusses his book, “An Infinite Number of Monkeys.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a private investigator Saxon who helps out his secretary. He talks about Saxon’s loyalty and vulnerability, which make his character...
    • Robert MacNeil interview, 1995 November

    • Love stories; Political fiction
    • Robert MacNeil discusses his novel, “The Voyage.” He says that the book is about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal in her 20s and never gets asked again. He introduces the characters and talks about how two old lovers decide to meet up...
    • Amy Fine Collins interview

    • Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates; Women automobile drivers - United States; Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects; Automobile driver education teachers - United States; Phobias
    • Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
    • 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...
    • Eric Van Lustbader interview

    • United States. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms - Officials and employees -Fiction; Kidnapping - Fiction
    • Eric Van Lustbader discusses his book, “First Daughter.” He begins by discussing the timeliness of the book and how he has been thinking about writing about political issues for several years. He then explains the book’s plot, which centers on the...
    • Bob Stone interview, 2003 July

    • Administrative agencies - United States - Management; Organizational change - United States; United States - Armed Forces - Management; United States - Politics and government
    • Bob Stone talks about his autobiography, “Confessions of a Civil Servant.” He begins by talking about how he moved from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles and did research forecasting and predicting the needs of the army. He explains that he re-wrote...

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