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    • Henry Louis Gates interview, 2004 February

    • Social classes - United States; African Americans - Interviews; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-
    • Henry Louis Gates discusses his book, “America Behind the Color Line.” Professor Gates explains how he traveled across the United States interviewing African Americans in an attempt to discover why and how black America split into what he...
    • Leonard Goldenson interview, 1991 February

    • Television broadcasting - United States; American Broadcasting Company; Goldenson, Leonard H.
    • Leonard Goldenson discusses his book, “Beating the Odds.” He begins by explaining that the book is about the behind the scenes story of the rise of the ABC network. He discusses his role as the founder of ABC and what led him to foresee a market...
    • Sidney Rittenberg interview, 1993 April

    • Communists - China - History - Biography; China - History - Civil War, 1945-1949; China - History - 1949-1976; United States - Biography
    • Sidney Rittenberg discusses his book, “The Man Who Stayed Behind.” Rittenberg says he learned Chinese in the army and joined the Chinese Communist Party. He describes Mao Zedong and the Gang of Four and his imprisonment and solitary confinement. ...
    • Daniel Burstein interview, 2006

    • Brown, Dan, 1964- Da Vinci Code; Jesus Christ - In literature; Mary Magdalene, Saint - In literature; Christian saints in literature; Christianity in literature
    • Daniel Burstein discusses his book, “Secrets of the Code.” He begins by talking about Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code and how he decided to base his book on stories that Dan Brown had alluded to. Burstein talks about the...
    • Devyani Saltzman interview, 2006 April 28

    • Saltzman, Devyani, 1979-; Motion picture actors and actresses - Canada - Biography
    • Devyani Saltzman discusses her book, “Shooting Water.” She begins by explaining that the challenge of writing this memoir was balancing three things: the making of the film “Water,” the politics behind making the film, and her personal journey that...
    • Mel Torme interview, 1992 October

    • Judy Garland show (Television program : 1963); Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999; Garland, Judy
    • Mel Torme discusses his book, “The Other Side of the Rainbow.” Torme begins by explaining that the book chronicles the events of the short-lived Judy Garland Show, while revealing a personal side of Judy Garland. Torme worked on the show as its...
    • Ib Melchior interview, 1993 March

    • Melchior, Ib; World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - United States; United States. - Army. - Counter Intelligence Corps - Biography; Intelligence officers - United States - Biography; World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American
    • Ib Melchior discusses his autobiography, “Case By Case.” He begins by explaining that he was a member of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Years later, he went back and followed up on all the cases that he handled. He...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the bombing...
    • Stephen Fried interview, 2003

    • Wolpe, Gerald I.; Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Personnel management; Jews - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Politics and government; Rabbis - Employment - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Rabbis - Pennsylvania -Philadelphia -...
    • Stephen Fried discusses his book, “The New Rabbi.” He begins by explaining that his book follows the story of the Har Zion synagogue, which has to choose a new leader. He talks about how the death of his father brought him closer to his Jewish...
    • Joyce Jillson interview, 1983 January

    • Women – Humor; Femininity – Humor;
    • Connie and Joyce’s discussion of ‘Real Women’, a witty, tongue-in-cheek look at sexism, covers a variety of topics ranging from why real women don’t pump gas to the direct impetus behind writing the book. In particular, Joyce highlights that being...
    • Afton Fraser interview, 2005 February 14

    • Motion pictures - United States - Catalogs
    • Afton Fraser discusses her book, “Hollywood Picks the Classics.” She begins by explaining that the book focuses on the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood specifically from 1930 to 1960. She divides the book into categories such as Film Noir,...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2000 October

    • Interorganizational relations; Interpersonal communication; Leadership
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “Connective Leadership.” She begins by detailing three stages of leadership. The first stage was in pre-recorded history when leaders protected their followers by keeping them behind geographical boundaries....
    • Jacqueline Bassan interview, 2003 July 29

    • Music; Jews Music; Music by Jewish composers
    • Jacqueline Bassan discusses her book, “From Shul to Cool.” She begins by explaining the inspiration behind the book, which came from her own love of music and how she grew up listening to music in Shul, learning Yiddish folk songs, show tunes, and...
    • Peter Lefcourt interview, 2005 February

    • Reality television programs – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction; Humorous fiction; Reality television programs; California – Los Angeles – Hollywood;
    • Peter begins the interview talking about the impetus behind his latest book that utilizes the main character, Charlie Burns, from his first novel. For the majority of the interview, Peter discusses the main characters and plot points in the novel...
    • Juliet Cassuto Rothman interview, 1995 January

    • Rothman, Daniel Maurice, 1971-1992 – Health; Quadriplegics – United States – Biography; Medical ethics; Do–not–resuscitate orders; Life support systems (Critical care); Euthanasia;
    • Juliet begins the interview talking about her son before the accident that paralyzed him. Juliet also discusses her career as a social worker and ethics philosopher and how her work prepared and did not prepare her for dealing with her son’s...
    • 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 social...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be cursed...
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer interview, 2003 March 24

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Television - Production and direction
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer discuss their book, “Creative Filmmaking.” They begin by explaining the “Five Is” of creativity: Introspection, Inquiry, Intuition, Interaction, and Impact. Some of the people they discuss in the book include Conrad...
    • Thomas B. Sawyer interview, 1995 February

    • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.); Fiction - Technique
    • Thomas B. Sawyer discusses his book, “Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays, and Television Episodes: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines.” He...

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