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    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip interview, 2004 January 26

    • Washington (D.C.) - Biography; United States - Race relations; African Americans - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Racially mixed women - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Passing (Identity) - United States - Case studies; Racially mixed women - United...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip discusses her book, “Finding Grace.” She begins by explaining that the book continues her family’s story that she began to tell in her book “The Sweeter the Juice.” She tells the story of her biracial heritage and how...
    • Elyn Saks interview

    • Saks, Elyn R., 1955-; Gould School of Law - Faculty - Biography; University of California, San Diego. School of Medicine - Faculty - Biography; Schizophrenics - Biography; Mental illness - Biography; Schizophrenia - Case studies; Schizophrenics -...
    • Elyn Saks discusses her book, “The Center Cannot Hold.” She begins by explaining that the reason she wrote the book was to give hope to those who suffer from schizophrenia and to help others better understand the condition. The book is the story of...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1997 March

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995 - Assasination; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Generals' spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy,” a biography about her husband, former Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin. Leah Rabin shares her background and the background of her husband. She goes on to discuss Yitzhak Rabin’s...
    • 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...
    • Gerald Gardner interview, 2007

    • Older people - United States - Biography; Biography - 20th century; Celebrities - United States - Biography; Entertainers - United States - Biography; United States - Biography
    • Gerald Gardner discusses his book, “80: From Ben Bradlee to Lena Horne to Carl Reiner, Our Most Famous Eighty Year Olds Reveal Why They Never Felt So Young.” He begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of famous people who are in their...
    • Noel Riley Fitch interview, 1997

    • Child, Julia; Cooks - United States - Biography; Food
    • Noel Riley Fitch discusses her biography of Julia Child, “Appetite For Life.” She begins by explaining the early life of Child who grew up in Pasadena, California. She talks about how Child’s job with the government allowed her to travel around...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had been a...
    • John Pomfret interview

    • China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 - Biography; China - History - 1976 - 2002 - Biography; Foreign correspondents - China - Biography; American students - China - Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) - Biography; Nanjing da xue - Alumni and...
    • John Pomfret discusses his book, “Chinese Lessons.” He begins by sharing his memories of living and studying in China. He explains that he left Stanford University to study history in China and discusses the differences between higher education in...
    • Robert Blanchard and Melinda Blanchard interview

    • Blanchard, Robert, 1951-; Blanchard, Melinda, 1952-; Entrepreneurs - United States - Biography; Entrepreneurs - Anguilla - Biography; Restaurateurs - Anguilla - Biography; Conduct of life; Vermont - Biography; Anguilla - Biography
    • Melinda and Robert Blanchard discuss their autobiography, “Live What You Love.” The pair begins by talking about the four main characteristics that a successful entrepreneur should have: passion, the right people, a good environment, and money. ...
    • A. Scott Berg interview

    • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974; Air pilots - United States - Biography
    • A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Lindbergh.” He explains that the book is a biography of the life and career of the legendary aviator, Charles Lindbergh. Berg shares stories concerning the detailed research that he conducted in order to write...
    • George Plimpton interview, 1983

    • Sedgwick, Edie; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • George Plimpton discusses his biography of Edie Sedgwick entitled, “Edie.” He begins by explaining that he grew up knowing the Sedgwick family. He talks about the mental disorders her family suffered from, and her eventual suicide at age 28. He...
    • John Charmley interview

    • Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965; Prime ministers - Great Britain - Biography; Great Britain - Politics and government - 20th century
    • John Charmley discusses his biography of Winston Churchill entitled, “Churchill, the End of Glory.” He begins by explaining Churchill’s early life and how his lack of education made him a unique politician. He describes how Churchill was a war...
    • Joel Rapp interview, 2004 May

    • Rapp, Joel; Television writers - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Gardeners - United States - Biography; Radio broadcasters - United States - Biography
    • Joel Rapp discusses his autobiography, “Radio, TV, Mother Earth, & Me.” He begins by explaining that his father was a television program writer, and both of his parents were vaudeville actors. He talks about attending the University of Southern...
    • Ron Chernow interview

    • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Industrialists - United States - Biography; Philanthropists - United States - Biography
    • Ron Chernow discusses his biography of the life of John D. Rockefeller, “Titan.” He begins by describing the early life of Rockefeller and how his father was a conman and a bigamist. He talks about how Rockefeller worked on oil transports for...
    • Charles Rappleye interview

    • Morris, Robert, 1734-1806; Governors - Pennsylvania - Biography; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1775-1783 - Biography
    • Charles Rappleye discusses his biography, “Robert Morris.” He begins by explaining that Robert Morris became famous after financing the American army during the Revolutionary War. He talks about how Morris managed the economy and saved the nation...
    • 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...
    • Ted Van Dyk interview

    • Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Political culture - United States - History - 20th century; Presidents - United States -...
    • Ted Van Dyk discusses his book, “Heroes, Hacks, and Fools.” He begins by sharing his memories of Jean Monnet, then head of the European Commission, who discouraged him from working in politics. He discusses his role working for Hubert Humphrey...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1991 August

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Army spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Full-Time Wife.” She says that while she and her husband, Yitzhak, were a young married couple, with two small children, he dedicated his strength and effort to build the Israeli army. Rabin says that she chose to...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003 December 01

    • Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 - Correspondence - Juvenile literature; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Jews - Netherlands - Amsterdam - Biography - Juvenile literature;...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Searching for Anne Frank.” She begins by explaining that the book compares the impact of World War II on the lives of two families in two countries, the United States and the Netherlands. The book charts the...
    • Tom Nolan interview, 1999

    • Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Tom Nolan discusses his book, “Ross MacDonald: A Biography.” He begins by explaining why he wrote on Ross Macdonald, the pen name of writer Ken Millar. He talks about Macdonald’s early life growing up with an abusive family. He describes how...

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