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    • Steven Frank interview, 2004 January

    • English language – Rhetoric; English language – Composition and exercises;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about how the book is both an autobiographical look at Stephen’s work as a teacher as well as a manual to writing well. For the majority of the interview, Stephen discusses a number of the analogies, stories,...
    • Gina Nahai interview, 1991

    • Jews - Iran - Fiction
    • Gina Barkhordar Nahai discusses her book, “Cry of the Peacock.” Nahai talks about Iranian immigrants and the history of family lines beginning in 1796. She says the characters were based on people who remembered the Iranian ghettos. Nahai also...
    • Dorothy Drummond interview, 2006 April 04

    • Palestine - Description and travel; Palestine - History; Jews - History; Arab - Israeli conflict; Drummond, Dorothy Weitz - Travel - Palestine
    • Dorothy Drummond discusses her book, “Holy Land, Whose Land?” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on how land that is sacred to three major world religions has always been, and remains today, a source of violent conflict. Drummond...
    • Charles Babbush interview, 2005 April 04

    • Dental implants - Popular works
    • Dr. Charles Babbush discusses his book; “As Good as New: A Consumer's Guide to Dental Implants.” He begins by explaining that dental implants are metal posts placed in the mouth that serve as substitutes for natural tooth roots. He goes on to trace...
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • 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...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are symbolic...
    • Daniel Price interview

    • Celebrities - Fiction; Rap musicians - Fiction; Public relations consultants - Fiction
    • Daniel Price discusses his book, “Slick.” He begins by sharing the plot of the novel that follows the protagonist, Scott, who is a media operative. In the beginning of the book Scott is hired by a hotel chain to promote the opening of a new hotel...
    • Jill Watts interview, 2005 October 11

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
    • Jill Watts discusses her book, “Hattie McDaniel.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Born the youngest daughter of freed slaves, Hattie McDaniel sang and...
    • Thea Dee Slusky interview, 1981

    • Health; Physical fitness; Skis and skiing; Exercise
    • Thea Dee Slusky discusses her book, “The Skier’s Year Round Exercise Guide.” She begins by talking about her background in skiing and her career as a physical therapist. She recommends certain exercises and stretches for beginning skiers, and...
    • Tara Lynda Guber interview, 2006

    • Hatha yoga - Pictorial works; Interpersonal relations
    • Tara Lynda Guber discusses her book, “Contact.” She begins by explaining that she developed a new form of yoga that allows people to physically interact with each other while meditating. She talks about how this type of yoga can be done with...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother, Jackson, and...
    • 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...
    • Leora Krygier interview, 2004

    • Stepsisters - Fiction; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects - Fiction
    • Leora Krygier discusses her book, “When She Sleeps.” She begins by explaining the plot of the book and introducing the American and Vietnamese characters. Martinson asks Krygier to read a passage from the beginning of the novel. Krygier then...
    • Martin Amis interview

    • London (England) - Fiction
    • Martin Amis discusses his book, “Yellow Dog." He explains that the novel charts the lives of five very different men. The central protagonist is Xan Meo, who in the beginning is depicted as a modern Renaissance Man, but later suffers a personality...
    • Joe Namath interview

    • Football
    • Joe Namath discusses his book, “Football for Young Players and Parents.” He begins by explaining that being a success in sports starts with having good coaches and good parents along with being a good listener. The book is geared towards children...
    • Harvey Cox interview, 2004 December 08

    • Jesus Christ - Example; Jesus Christ - Person and offices; Christianity - Forecasting
    • Harvey Cox discusses his book, “When Jesus Came to Harvard.” He begins by explaining that the inspiration for the book originated from an undergraduate course he taught at Harvard about moral decision making called “Jesus and the Moral Life.” He...
    • 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...

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