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    • Harvey Cox interview, 2004 December 08

    • Jesus Christ - Example; Jesus Christ - Person and offices; Christianity - Forecasting
    • Harvey Cox discusses his book, “When Jesus Came to Harvard.” He begins by explaining that the inspiration for the book originated from an undergraduate course he taught at Harvard about moral decision making called “Jesus and the Moral...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s...
    • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi interview, 2004 October 12

    • Physicians’ spouses - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Children - Death - Fiction; Parent and child - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction; Bombay (India) - Fiction
    • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi discusses his book, “The Last Song of Dusk.” He begins by discussing the book’s plot, which is set in turn of the century India. He explains that in the book he explores the complexity of love through his two...
    • Edward Rutherford interview

    • Dublin (Ireland) - Fiction; Ireland - History - To 1172 - Fiction; Princes - Fiction; Mythology, Celtic - Fiction
    • Edward Rutherford discusses his book, “The Princes of Ireland.” He begins by explaining that the book tells its story over the course of a thousand years of Irish history that begins before the coming of Saint Patrick and ends around the time...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce,...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Brenda Venus interview, 1986

    • Miller, Henry, 1891–1980 – Correspondence; Venus, Brenda – Correspondence; Authors, American – 20th century – Correspondence; Love–letters;
    • Brenda begins the interview talking about the numerous letters that she and Henry exchanged throughout the course of their relationship as well as their first in-person meeting. Brenda also talks about wandering through Henry’s Paris during an...
    • Philip Reed interview, 2003

    • Austin, Mike, 1910-; Golfers - Biography - United States; Teacher-student relationships - United States; Swing (Golf)
    • Philip Reed discusses his book, “In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing: Chasing the Legend of Mike Austin, the Man Who Launched the World’s Longest Drive and Taught Me to Hit Like a Pro.” He begins by explaining that he worked with Mike...
    • Patricia Trenton interview

    • Indians in popular culture; Indians - Pictorial works - History; Indians - Public opinion - History
    • Patricia Trenton discusses her book, “Native Americans: Five Centuries of Changing Images.” She begins by discussing several different paintings in the book including a composite drawing of the Algonquians called “Indians Fishing” by John...
    • Garry Wills interview

    • Catholic Church - Apologetic works; Papacy
    • Garry Wills discusses his book, “Why I am a Catholic.” Wills shares the importance of Catholicism in his own life and his experiences with faith both as a child and as a Jesuit seminarian. He expounds on the history of the Catholic church...
    • Harold Willens interview, 1984 January

    • Nuclear crisis control - United States; Industries - Social aspects - United States; Industrial policy - United States
    • Harold Willens discusses his book, “The Trimtab Factor.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the extreme dangers of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. He talks about his background as a Marine Intelligence...
    • Tammi Schneider interview, 2004

    • Sarah (Biblical matriarch); Bible. O.T. Genesis XI-XXII - Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Genesis XI-XXII - Feminist criticism
    • Tammi Schneider discusses her book, "Sarah: Mother of Nations." She says she always thought of Sarah as a strong character and taught a course on women in the Bible. Schneider explains that as soon as one translates a text, she interprets it, and...
    • Simon Wiesenthal, 1982 April

    • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Ethnic relations; Holocaust survivors - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine); War criminals - Germany; Jews - Persecutions - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine); Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
    • Simon Wiesenthal discusses his book, “Max and Helen.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book, which chronicles the tale of Max and Helen who are Holocaust survivors who were separated during the war, and both end up in Concentration...
    • Ruth Reichl interview

    • Cookery; Women food writers - United States - Biography; Reichl, Ruth
    • Ruth Reichl discusses her book, “Comfort me with Apples.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life, but told through recipes. It begins in San Francisco when she was married to her first husband and lived in a...
    • Mark Lapin interview

    • Communism; Anti-communist movements; Baseball
    • Mark Lapin discusses his book, “Pledge of Allegiance.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book which follows the main character Josh, who is a nine-year-old living in New York in the 1950s and whose father is in a member of the Communist...

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