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    • Kim Wozencraft interview, 1993 October

    • Abused women - Fiction
    • Kim Wozencraft discusses her novel, “Notes From the Country Club.” She begins by explaining that her book is about psychiatric evaluations before a murder trial. She talks about how doctors diagnose criminals as mentally incompetent so they are...
    • 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...
    • Maya Angelou interview

    • Angelou, Maya; Authors, American-20th century-Biography; Entertainers-United States-Biography; African American authors-Biography
    • Connie and Maya begin the interview discussing the years within which the book took place and whether Maya’s choice to live in Ghana was a self-imposed exile. Maya then moves on to discuss her son’s accident and its effect on her, as well as her...
    • Richard Ben Cramer interview, 2004

    • Arab-Israeli conflict - Moral and ethical aspects; Arab-Israeli conflict - 1993- - Peace; Palestinian Arabs - West Bank - Social conditions; Palestinian Arabs - Gaza Strip - Social conditions; National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social...
    • Richard Ben Cramer discusses his book, “How Israel Lost.” He begins by explaining how the New York Times didn’t cover much of the Israel conflict and writes from a Zionist point of view. He talks about how he went to Israel in the 1970s as a...
    • 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...
    • Peter Wyden interview, 1989 December

    • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
    • Peter Wyden discusses his book, “Wall.” He begins by explaining that the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 and was taken down in 1989. He describes how the East Germans were able to keep the construction a secret from the American government. ...
    • Steven Stralser interview, 2005

    • Business education; Industrial management - Study and teaching (Graduate); Master of business administration degree
    • Steven Stralser discusses his book, “MBA in a Day.” He begins by explaining how his book is an overview of the key points that are taught in the best business schools in the country. He describes the critical qualities that a good business should...
    • Katherine Neville interview, 1989 January

    • Chess sets - Fiction; Puzzles - Fiction
    • Katherine Neville discusses her novel, “The Eight.” She begins by explaining that the book is about two sisters who steal a large jewel from a convent. She talks about the extensive research she did for the novel. She discusses how her book...
    • Elie Wiesel interview

    • Children of Holocaust survivors-Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)-Fiction; Americans-Germany-Fiction; Germany-Fiction
    • Connie and Elie begin the interview discussing the book title’s meaning and its connection to the narrative. Elie proceeds to discuss how Jews suffered during World War II, and what he calls the naiveté of Jews. They then discuss Jews and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Robert Greene interview, 2006

    • Conduct of life
    • Robert Greene discusses his book, “The 33 Strategies of War.” He begins by explaining that a good war strategy is to not fight at all, such as ignoring attacks like Queen Elizabeth I did during the defeat over the Spanish Armada. He talks about...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1996

    • Detention of persons - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction
    • Mary Morris discusses her novel, “House Arrest.” She begins by describing that her novel is about a woman who gets detained by island police, and the helplessness she feels because she is unable to leave the country. Morris talks about her real...
    • Julian Fellowes interview

    • England - Fiction; Actors - Fiction; Country homes - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) – Fiction; Gosford Park (Motion picture)
    • Julian Fellowes discusses his book, “Snobs.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows Edith Lavery, the only child of an upper-middle class family with social aspirations, living in England during the 1990s. Luckily she is able to obtain...
    • Pat Buchanan interview

    • Europe - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; United States - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; Europe - Population - Forecasting; United States - Population - Forecasting; Europe - Social conditions - Forecasting; United States...
    • Pat Buchanan discusses his book, “The Death of the West." Buchanan explains that the book is an examination of the increasing decline in Western culture and power. He argues that the West is dying. He points to declining birthrates in the United...
    • Henry A. Grunwald interview, 1997 January

    • Grunwald, Henry A. (Henry Anatole); Editors - United States - Biography; United States - Civilization - 1945-; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989;
    • Henry and Connie begin the interview discussing his personal experience living through the last half of the Twentieth-century from fleeing Nazi Germany to his work as a journalist and managing editor of Time magazine. In a wide-ranging discussion,...
    • 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...
    • Steven Koblik interview, 2002

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; Jews - Persecutions - Germany - Public opinion; Antisemitism - Sweden; World War, 1939-1945 Jews; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Sweden - History - Gustav V, 1907-1950
    • Steven Koblik discusses his book, “The Stones Cry Out.” He begins by talking about how gold was transferred between the Swedes and the Nazis during World War II. He describes the history of Sweden and social democrats in the 1930s. He discusses...

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