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    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President...
    • David Wallechinsky interview, 1995 December

    • Almanacs, American; Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.; Twentieth century - Miscellanea
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The People’s Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century: The Definitive Compendium of Astonishing Events, Amazing People, and Strange-But-True Facts.” He begins by describing how this book was intended to...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer interview, 2005

    • Political violence - Confederate States of America - History; Political violence - United States - History - 19th century; Subversive activities - Confederate States of America - History; Subversive activities - United States - History - 19th...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer discusses her book, “The Confederate Dirty War.” She begins by explaining that Canada and England secretly supported the Confederacy during The Civil War. She talks about Confederate plans for biological warfare,...
    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • John Loring interview

    • Tiffany and Company; Fashion - United States - History - 20th century; Costume jewelry - United States - History - 20th century; Fashion photography - United States - History - 20th century; Fashion - United States - History - 20th century -...
    • John Loring discusses his book, “Tiffany In Fashion.” The book is a pictorial work that documents how Tiffany and Company incorporated its jewelry into fashion magazines and advertisements. He talks about how Louis Tiffany, the son of the...
    • Kari Winter interview, 2005 February 06

    • Africa - Description and travel; Slaves’ writings, American; Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century; Slavery - New England - History - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Social conditions - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Biography....
    • Kari Winter discusses her book, “The Blind African Slave.” She begins by explaining that the book recounts the true story of the life of Jeffrey Brace. Brace was born in West Africa in the 1740s and later captured by slave traders at the age of...
    • 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...
    • William Knoke interview, 1996

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts
    • William Knoke discusses his book, “Bold New World.” He begins by explaining that his book is about how life and customs will change in the 20th century. He says that economic, social, romantic, educational, and governmental rules will become...
    • 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...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes...
    • James Carroll interview, 2006

    • Pentagon (Va.); United States. Dept. of Defense; Militarism - United States - History - 20th century; Militarism - United States - History - 21st century; Arms race - United States - History - 20th century; Arms race - United States - History -...
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power.” Carroll says the groundbreaking of the Pentagon began on September 11, 1941 and talks about the planning process. He shares that the...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Military art and science - Economic aspects
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “War and Anti-War.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the topics of war and peace. He argues that the way humans go about obtaining wealth often leads to war. He points to the relation between...
    • Victor Navasky interview, 1991

    • United States - Politics and government - 1865-1900; United States - Politics and government - 20th century; United States - Civilization - 1865-1918; United States - Civilization - 20th century; Progressivism (United States politics)
    • Victor Navasky discusses the book, “The Nation, 1865-1990.” He begins by explaining that the book is composed of selections from the independent magazine “The Nation.” Although the book is compiled of separate pieces, Navasky points to...
    • 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...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts; Civilization, Modern - 1950-; Social history - 1945-; Economic history - 1945-; Social prediction; Social change; Wealth; Economic forecasting
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “Revolutionary Wealth.” He explains how his attention was drawn to the revolution in wealth that he sees sweeping the planet. The book analyzes how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, who will get it, and how....
    • Gore Vidal interview

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Vidal, Gore, 1925-
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Point to Point Navigation.” He begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of his life as a novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist. Included in his memoir are his memories of Jack and Jacqueline...
    • Joseph Heller interview, 1988 December

    • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 - Fiction; Netherlands - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; Aristotle; Painting - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his new novel “Picture This.” Heller explains that the book’s plot spans several temporal and spatial locations including, ancient Athens, 17th Century Holland, and the modern United States. Connecting these eras is...
    • 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,”...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a...

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