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    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • Alain Elkann interview

    • Venice (Italy) - Fiction; Rich people - Fiction; Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 - Fiction
    • Alain Elkann discusses his novel, “Piazza Carignano.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young Italian man who finds out that his uncle was a Fascist and a Jew. He describes why many Italian Jews went to Concentration Camps. Elkann...
    • Alev Lytle Croutier interview, 2002 September 27

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Turkey - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Plantation life - Fiction; Women - Turkey - Fiction; Silk industry - Fiction; Dwellings - Fiction; Turkey - Fiction
    • Alev Lytle Croutier discusses her book, “Seven Houses.” She begins by discussing the plot of the novel, which is set against the backdrop of twentieth century Turkey. The book tells the story of the Ipekci silk-making family that begins during the...
    • Amy Fine Collins interview

    • Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates; Women automobile drivers - United States; Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects; Automobile driver education teachers - United States; Phobias
    • Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
    • Anchee Min interview

    • Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908 - Fiction; Empresses - Fiction; China - History - Guangxu, 1875-1908 - Fiction
    • Anchee Min discusses her book, “Empress Orchid.” She begins by explaining that the book is historical fiction and follows the life of Tsu Hsi, also known as, Orchid. Orchid was born a poor girl in rural China, later she became a royal concubine and...
    • Andrei Codrescu interview, 1995

    • Báthory, Erzsébet, 1560-1614 - Fiction; Women murderers - Fiction; Countesses - Fiction; Hungary - History - Turkish occupation, 1526-1699 - Fiction
    • Andrei Codrescu discusses his book, “The Blood Countess,” which is about the life of his ancestor, Elizabeth Bathory, known as the Blood Countess. Andrei weaves two stories together, one that takes place in the 1590s, and another that is more...
    • Anthony Slide interview

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography - Dictionaries; Silent films - United States - History and criticism
    • Anthony Slide discusses his book, “Silent Players.” He begins by explaining that he first became interested in silent films in the 1960s. He then explores some of the actors and actresses that he writes about in his book, including May Marsh,...
    • Bill Overton interview, 2002

    • Mass Media; African Americans - Caricatures and cartoons - Social aspects; Racism - United States
    • Bill Overton discusses his book, “The Media.” He begins by explaining how people create an image in their heads because of what they read in newspapers or see in television. He says that he covered multiple races, religions, and nationalities in...
    • Bradford Morrow interview, 1997 March

    • Stalking - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Bradford Morrow discusses his novel, “Giovanni’s Gift.” He begins by explaining that the book is based on a real experience of a stalker harassing his aunt and uncle. He came out to visit them and while he was spending some time trying to catch...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • Dan Caldwell interview, 2006 February 14

    • Security, International; National security; Internal security; Economic security; Security (Psychology); Threat (Psychology)
    • Dan Caldwell discusses his book, “Seeking Security in an Insecure World.” He begins by explaining that for hundreds of years security has been based on state to state and country to country interactions and in military terms, but in recent years we...
    • Danny Biederman interview, 2005

    • Spy television programs - United States - History and criticism; Spy television programs - United States - Miscellanea; Spy films - United States - History and criticism; Spy films - United States - Miscellanea
    • Danny Biederman discusses his book, “The Incredible World of Spy-Fi.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of artifacts he has collected that were used in spy fiction movies. He says that the artifacts in the book are part of an...
    • Deborah Lipstadt interview, 1986 February

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Public opinion; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; American newspapers; Public opinion - United States; Germany - Foreign public opinion, American
    • Deborah Lipstadt discusses her book, “Beyond Belief.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the connection between the American press and the Holocaust during World War II. She describes how Americans overlooked Nazi occupations in the...
    • Aliza A. Lifshitz interview, 1999

    • Pregnancy; Prenatal care
    • Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz discusses her book, “Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano : Una Guia en Espanol e Inglés Sobre el Embarazo, la Atención Prenatal, el Nacimiento y el Cuidado del Recién Nacido = Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby : a Spanish/English Guide to...
    • Bidyut Mohanty interview

    • Women - Political activity - India - Congresses; Political participation - India - Congresses; Panchayat - India - Congresses
    • Dr. Bidyut Mohanty discusses her book, “Woman and Political Empowerment.” She begins by discussing the importance of registration and political power in regards to women’s political empowerment. She explains that because many births in India take...
    • Gar Alperovitz interview, 2004

    • Democracy - United States; Wealth - United States; Income distribution - United States
    • Gar Alperovitz discusses his book, “America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy.” Alperovitz begins by saying that democracy is threatened and that there has been a downward trend in government doing what...
    • Icy Smith interview, 2003 August

    • Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History; Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History - Pictorial works; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works
    • Icy Smith discusses her book, “The Lonely Queue.” She begins the interview by talking about her immigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and her background growing up in poverty and moving to America for an education. She goes into the history...
    • Irving Dardik interview

    • Health; Physical fitness; Mind and body
    • Irving Dardik discusses his book, “Quantum Fitness.” He begins by explaining his position as the Chairman of the Olympic Sports Committee. He travels the country and trains Olympic athletes in science and medicine. The book uses relaxation and...
    • Jimmy Breslin interview,  1991 September

    • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Jimmy Breslin discusses his novel, “Damon Runyon.” He begins by explaining that the book is a non-fiction account of the life of writer Damon Runyon. Breslin talks about following Runyon’s paper trails all over the country and interviewing many...
    • Jonathan M. Tisch interview, 2004

    • Partnership; Management; Cooperativeness; Strategic alliances (Business)
    • Jonathan M. Tisch discusses his book, “The Power of We.” He begins by explaining that he is the CEO of a chain of hotels including The Regency Hotel in New York City, The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, and 20 other hotels around the country. He...

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