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    • Daniel Yergin interview, 1991 January 15

    • Petroleum industry and trade - Political aspects - History - 20th century; Petroleum industry and trade - Military aspects - History - 20th century; World War, 1914-1918 - Causes; World War, 1939-1945 - Causes; World politics - 20th century
    • Daniel Yergin discusses his book, “The Prize.” He begins by explaining that his book follows the price of oil commodities beginning in the 1850s. He talks about how the United States was the primary producer of oil during World War II. He...
    • Eric Bercovici interview

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    • Eric begins the interview discussing his success as a Hollywood writer and producer and especially his work adapting James Carvell’s Shogun to television. In particular, Eric covers the process he uses when writing scripts based novels. He also...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her...
    • Diane Johnson interview

    • Paris (France) - Intellectual life; Paris (France) - History; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Description and travel; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Intellectual life; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France...
    • Diane Johnson discusses her book, “Into a Paris Quartier.” She begins by explaining how she found her current apartment in Paris and the history behind it. Johnson goes on to discuss life in a city as unique as Paris, including the different...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,”...
    • Dorothy Rice interview, 1998

    • Rice, Dorothy - Themes, motives; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - In art; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Description and travel
    • Dorothy Rice discusses her book, “Beverly Hills with Love.” She describes how she wanted to do a series of paintings on her hometown of Beverly Hills, California. She picked memorable landmarks in the city and posed her friends outside them...
    • Geoffrey Wolff interview, 2003

    • O'Hara, John, 1905-1970; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography, “The Art of Burning Bridges.” He begins by explaining the early life of author John O’Hara: his father left his family with little money and O’Hara desperately wanted to go to Yale. He began his...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • Jeffrey W. Comment interview, 2002

    • Social work with children - Case studies; Hospital patients - Services for - Case studies; Sick children - Case studies; Charities; Social action; Humanitarianism; Voluntarism
    • Jeffrey W. Comment discusses his book, “Santa’s Gift.” He begins by providing information about his occupation as the chairman of The Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, which owns the company Helzberg Diamonds. The book is a collection of his...
    • Richard Paul Evans interview, 2003

    • Separation (Psychology) - Fiction; Fiction - Authorship - Fiction; Life change events - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction
    • Richard Paul Evans discusses his novel, “A Perfect Day.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a New York Times bestselling author writes a book about his family and now his life is falling apart. He talks about his own experiences...
    • John Cork and Bruce Scivally interview, 2002

    • James Bond films - History and criticism; Bond, James (Fictitious character)
    • John Cork and Bruce Schivally discuss their book, “James Bond: The Legacy.” They begin with talking about the James Bond novels by author Ian Fleming and the first James Bond film in 1962. They describe the different looks and personalities...
    • Jay Martin interview, 1988 November

    • Personality; Psychoanalysis and literature
    • Jay Martin discusses his book, “Who Am I This Time?” He begins by explaining how people can adopt personalities based on fictitious characters they read about or see on television. He talks about how this disorder strongly affects neglected...
    • Kendall Hailey interview, 1988 March

    • Hailey, Kendall, 1966-; Self-culture; High school graduates - United States - Biography
    • Kendall Hailey discusses her autobiography, “The Day I Became an Autodidact.” She begins by explaining that an autodidact is someone who is self-taught. She talks about graduating high school and her decision not to go to college. She...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh interview, 2001

    • Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs - Humor; Loh, Sandra Tsing - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs - Humor; Loh, Sandra Tsing; Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) -...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh discusses her book, “ A Year in Van Nuys.” She begins by explaining while this book may seem like an autobiography it is really a combination of fact and fiction. She talks about how people like the voice of an author to be...
    • Sam Weller interview

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Science fiction, American - History and criticism; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Sam Weller and Ray Bradbury discuss Weller's book, "The Bradbury Chronicles." Weller, a professor at Columbia College, Chicago, teaches a class on the life and works of Ray Bradbury. His book is a biography on the life and work of author, Ray...
    • Robert Snyder interview, 1985 May

    • Engineers - United States - Biography; Architects - United States - Biography; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Interviews; Henry Miller odyssey. [Motion picture]; Authors, American - 20th century -...
    • Robert Snyder discusses his book, “R. Buckminster Fuller: An Autobiographical Monologue/Scenario.” He says Fuller saw things in shapes and correlated forms in nature, and claims Fuller wore trifocals. Clips of Fuller’s documentary are also...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2001

    • Spielberg, Steven, 1946- - Juvenile literature; Spielberg, Steven, 1946-; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography - Juvenile literature; Motion picture producers and directors
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Steven Spielberg.” She begins by explaining that Spielberg made his first movie at age 11, and explored his creativity in filmmaking at an early age. She talks about how she was the first author who...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Dandelion wine; The Martian chronicles; Something wicked this way comes; Fahrenheit 451; Amateur architecture; Communities; City planning; Theater; Libraries
    • Connie Martinson interviews author Ray Bradbury. They begin by discussing several of his books including, “Dandelion Wine,” “Martian Chronicles,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and “Fahrenheit 451.” Bradbury explains that many...
    • Ib Melchior interview, 2003 August

    • Melchior, Lauritz; Bayreuther Festspiele; Tenors (Singers) - Biography
    • Ib Melchior discusses his book, “Lauritz Melchior: The Golden Years of Bayreuth.” He shares that his father, Lauritz, started as a baritone and became a tenor after many years of study. Melchior says his father was discovered by the British...
    • John Truby interview, 2007

    • Storytelling
    • John Truby discusses his book, “The Anatomy of Story.” He begins by explaining that the book is about the 22 essential elements of a good story. He talks about how important it is for an author to be able to give a short premise of his story...

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