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    • James Burke interview, 1986

    • Science - History; Technology - History
    • James Burke discusses his book, “The Day the Universe Changed.” The book takes a look at several important discoveries and schools of thought that changed the way people viewed the world. He begins by discussing the outlook of the ancient Greeks...
    • Larry King interview, 1989 January

    • Myocardial infarction - Patients - United States - Biography; Coronary artery bypass - Patients - United States - Biography
    • Larry King discusses his book, “ ‘Mr. King, you’re having a heart attack’: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life.” King shares the story of his heart attack in February of 1987 and his use of an experimental drug. He also shares...
    • Rikki Klieman interview, 2003 July

    • Women lawyers - New York - Biography
    • Rikki Klieman discusses her book, “Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny,” co-authored with Peter Knobler. Klieman says she loved being a trial lawyer and being in the courtroom. She also shares that she had wanted to...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish, Christian,...
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky interview, 1994 April

    • United States. Congress; Women legislators - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1993-2001
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky discusses her book, “A Woman’s Place.” She begins by explaining that she is a member of the first women’s caucus in the United States Congress. She talks about how she became elected as a representative of...
    • Richard Zoglin interview

    • Stand-up comedy - United States - History - 20th century
    • Richard Zoglin discusses his book, “Comedy at the Edge.” He begins by talking about famous stand-up comedians from the 1970s such as George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Johnny Carson, and Richard Pryor. He describes stand-up as a good outlet for social...
    • Peter Bart interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Peter Bart discusses his novel, “Dangerous Company.” He begins by explaining that he is the editor-in-chief of Variety Magazine. He says that his book is based on real people he knows in Hollywood, but that he changed their names. He talks about...
    • 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...
    • Mim Eichler Rivas interview, 2005 February

    • Key, Bill, 1833–1909; Beautiful Jim Key (Horse); Humane education – United States – History – Case studies; Horses – Training – United States – History – Case studies; Horse trainers – United States – History – Case studies;
    • Mim begins the interview discussing the history of William Key, a former slave, self-trained veterinarian, and patent medicine developer and salesman, and how he came to own the horse Beautiful Jim. Mim also talks about Bill Key and his...
    • William Jordan interview, 2002

    • Jordan, William, 1944-; Darwin (Cat); Human-animal relationships - Anecdotes; Pet owners - Psychology
    • William Jordan discusses his book, “A Cat Named Darwin.” He begins by talking about how a stray cat would constantly appear around his apartment until Jordan eventually adopted him. He discusses the change of heart a person can have when bonding...
    • Michael Guillen interview, 1995 September

    • Physics - Popular works; Equations;
    • Michael and Connie begin the interview discussing that his book is a story about the power of mathematics, “truths,” and the wondrous nature of universe. For example, Michael uses Newton’s equation describing gravity to tell a story about how...
    • Jules Witcover interview, 2006

    • Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Jules Witcover discusses his book, “The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch: Half a Century Pounding the Political Beat.” He begins by saying that he was a columnist for the “Baltimore Sun” and that he is syndicated by the “Chicago Tribune.” Witcover...
    • Judith Miller interview, 1996

    • Miller, Judith, 1948- - Travel - Middle East; Islam and politics - Middle East; Middle East - Politics and government - 1979-
    • Judith Miller talks about her autobiography, “God Has Ninety-Nine Names.” She begins by explaining that the title of her book was borrowed from a line in the Quran. She explains her position as the Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and...
    • James Haspiel interview,  1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962
    • James Haspiel discusses his book, “Young Marilyn.” He begins by explaining how he met Marilyn Monroe when he was 16 and became one of her closest friends for 10 years. He talks about becoming an archivist for a collection of Monroe’s papers and...
    • Larry Rivers interview, 1992 November

    • Artists - United States - Biography; Saxophonists - United States - Biography
    • Larry Rivers discusses his book, “What Did I Do? The Unauthorized Autobiography.” Rivers talks about his career as a musician and name change. He discusses the portraits he painted of his first mother-in-law and his relationships. He also says...
    • 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...
    • Ann Darby interview, 1990

    • Women - California, Southern - Fiction; Nineteen sixties - Fiction
    • Ann Darby discusses her novel, “The Orphan Game.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family who must deal with their teenage daughter’s pregnancy. She talks about the connection of the young girl to older characters in the novel. ...
    • Gary Phillips interview, 1998

    • Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Gary Phillips discusses his book, “Bad Night is Falling.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a Los Angeles detective, Ivan Monk, who must solve a case involving a fire bombing murder. Phillips discusses how he created Monk from a...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau of...

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