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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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana interview

    • Ozark Mountains - Fiction; Cherokee Indians - Fiction; Frontier and pioneer life - Fiction; Christie, Ned, 1852-1892 - Fiction; Proctor, Ezekial, 1831-1907 - Fiction
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana discuss their novel, “Zeke and Ned.” Ossana and McMurtry begin the interview by explaining how the novel is a dramatization of the Cherokee struggle for independence following the conclusion of the Civil War. The...
    • Dale Brown interview

    • McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) - Fiction; International relations - Fiction; Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Generals - Fiction
    • Dale Brown discusses his book, “Plan of Attack.” He begins by explaining that his long running character Patrick McLanahan is having trouble aging as he turns forty-seven and has some run ins with authority that leads to his demotion in the air...
    • Jasmine Guy interview

    • Shakur, Afeni; Shakur, Tupac, 1971-1996 - Family; African American women - Biography; Civil rights workers - United States - Biography; Women revolutionaries - United States - Biography; African Americans - Civil rights - History - 20th century;...
    • Jasmine Guy discusses her book, “Afeni Shakur.” She begins by exploring Afeni Shakur’s ties to her land and the sense of disenfranchisement that she has lived with her whole life. Guy details Shakur’s early life growing up as Alice Faye Williams...
    • 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...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He describes the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments of the Constitution that abolished slavery and allowed all men to have citizenship and be able to vote. He talks...
    • Steven Kotler interview

    • Spiritual life; Lyme disease - Patients - United States - Biography; Surfers - United States - Biography; Kotler, Steven, 1967 - Travel
    • Steven Kotler discusses his book, “West of Jesus.” He begins by sharing the story of his struggle with Lyme disease and its effect on him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Kotler explains how it was this struggle that led him to take up...
    • 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...
    • Lynn Peril interview, 2006 September 14

    • Women college students - United States - Attitudes; Women - United States - Identity; Women - Education (Higher) - United States; Women college students - United States - History - 20th century; Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
    • Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for the...

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