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    • Robert Clary interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Clary, Robert
    • Robert Clary discusses his book, “From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes.” He begins by explaining how the book is an autobiography of his life, which begins with his childhood in France during World War II. Clary discusses his career in...
    • Sherley Anne Williams interview, 1987

    • African American women - Fiction; Slavery - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Sherley Anne Williams discusses her novel, “Dessa Rose.” She begins by explaining that her book is about slavery during the 1800s in America. She talks about how women and slaves were never mentioned in the Constitution and had very little...
    • Isadore Rosenfeld interview

    • Alternative medicine - Popular works
    • Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld discusses his book, “Dr. Rosenfeld’s Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What’s Right For You.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write this book after seeing an obscure form of Chinese...
    • 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...
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes interview

    • Books - History; Books and reading - History; Book collecting - History; Libraries - History
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes discusses his book, “Patience & Fortitude.” He begins by explaining that he named his book after the two lion statues in front of the New York Public Library. He talks about the importance of folios at icons, such as the...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a violent...
    • 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...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He begins by explaining that his book focuses mainly on three documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. He talks about how the 13 colonies...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He begins by explaining how the Declaration of Independence helped the 13 original American colonies break away from English rule. He talks about how Thomas Jefferson was influenced by...
    • Oscar Hijuelos interview, 2000

    • Cuban Americans - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Women cleaning personnel - Fiction; Cuban American families - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Oscar Hijuelos discusses his book, “Empress of the Splendid Season.” He says that when he writes, he starts out with an emotion. For this book, he wanted to look at the emotionality of classes. He describes the character, Lydia, a young woman...
    • Ruth Gruber interview, 1999

    • Exodus 1947 (Ship); Refugees, Jewish - Palestine; Holocaust survivors - Palestine; Palestine - Emigration and immigration
    • Ruth Gruber discusses her book, "Exodus 1947: The Ship that Launched a Nation." Gruber shares the stories of the displaced persons (DP) that survived the Holocaust. She talks about Harry Truman and Harold Ickes and their involvement with the...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Gene Cartwright interview, 1997

    • Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • Gene Cartwright discusses his novel, “I Never Played Catch with my Father.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a family living in Texas with a strict father. He talks about his relationship with his own father, and discusses his...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity, and...
    • Christa Fuller interview, 2002 December 27

    • Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997; Motion picture producers and directors - United States -Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography
    • Christa Fuller discusses the book, “A Third Face.” She begins by explaining why she decided to complete and publish her husband, Samuel Fuller’s autobiography after he passed away. She gives details of her own career as an actress and...
    • Frédéric Brenner interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Jewish diaspora - Pictorial works
    • Frédéric Brenner discusses his book, “Diaspora.” He begins by explaining that his book is divided into two parts: one of photographs, and one of writers commenting on what the photographs mean to them. He talks about how Jews have settled all...
    • Georja Skinner interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs; Christmas decorations - California - Los Angeles; Christmas - California - Los Angeles; Skinner, George, d. 1978
    • Georja Skinner discusses her book, “The Christmas House.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of her father’s life. Her father, George Skinner, moved from Canada to Santa Monica with his father. When they left Canada he was told...
    • J.R. Moehringer interview, 2005 November 29

    • Moehringer, J. R., 1964-; Journalists - United States - Biography; Bars (Drinking establishments) - Social aspects - New York (State) - Manhasset; Manhasset (N.Y.) -Biography; Arizona - Biography; Connecticut - Biography
    • J.R. Moehringer discusses his book, “The Tender Bar.” He begins by discussing how growing up he found a home away from home at a local bar. He shares that when he was growing up his father, a well-known disc jockey, abandoned his mother and him. He...
    • Anne Bernays interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - 20th century; Biographers - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Novelists, American - Homes and haunts - New York...
    • Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan discuss their book, “Back Then.” They begin by explaining that they collaborated on the book, which is a double memoir recounting their parallel lives in 1950s New York City. They share how they both grew up in Jewish...
    • Harold Willens interview, 1984 January

    • Nuclear crisis control - United States; Industries - Social aspects - United States; Industrial policy - United States
    • Harold Willens discusses his book, “The Trimtab Factor.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the extreme dangers of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. He talks about his background as a Marine Intelligence...

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