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    • Olga Silverstein interview, 1994 April

    • Masculinity; Men - Psychology; Boys - Psychology; Mothers and sons; Child rearing
    • Olga Silverstein discusses her book, The Courage to Raise Good Men, which explores how we raise boys to become men. Silverstein presents a series of questions to describe and interpret how cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity impact...
    • Jacqueline Bassan interview, 2003 July 29

    • Music; Jews Music; Music by Jewish composers
    • Jacqueline Bassan discusses her book, “From Shul to Cool.” She begins by explaining the inspiration behind the book, which came from her own love of music and how she grew up listening to music in Shul, learning Yiddish folk songs, show tunes, and...
    • John Pomfret interview

    • China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 - Biography; China - History - 1976 - 2002 - Biography; Foreign correspondents - China - Biography; American students - China - Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) - Biography; Nanjing da xue - Alumni and...
    • John Pomfret discusses his book, “Chinese Lessons.” He begins by sharing his memories of living and studying in China. He explains that he left Stanford University to study history in China and discusses the differences between higher education in...
    • Sanford Ungar interview, 1995 October

    • Immigrants – United States; United States – Emigration and immigration;
    • Sanford begins the interview talking about the breadth of his travels while doing research for this book. He also discusses the concept of immigration, in general, in American history as well as the definitional differences between a “refugee” and...
    • Sidney Rittenberg interview, 1993 April

    • Communists - China - History - Biography; China - History - Civil War, 1945-1949; China - History - 1949-1976; United States - Biography
    • Sidney Rittenberg discusses his book, “The Man Who Stayed Behind.” Rittenberg says he learned Chinese in the army and joined the Chinese Communist Party. He describes Mao Zedong and the Gang of Four and his imprisonment and solitary confinement. ...
    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Harlan Steinbaum interview, 2011

    • Decision making; Leadership
    • Harlan Steinbaum discusses his book, “Tough Calls from the Corner Office.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of stories that CEOs would define as their best moments. He talks about his own tale of merging into a publically...
    • Phil Doran interview

    • Tuscany (Italy) - Social life and customs; Tuscany (Italy) - Description and travel; Doran, Phil - Homes and haunts - Italy - Tuscany
    • Phil Doran discusses his book, “The Reluctant Tuscan.” He begins by explaining how one day he was surprised by a call from his wife who informed him that she had bought a house in Italy. At the time he was working in Hollywood as a writer, for...
    • Steven Barnes interview

    • Europeans - Africa - Fiction; Imperialism - Fiction; Colonies - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Africa - Colonies - Europe - Fiction; Africa - Fiction
    • Steven Barnes discusses his novel, “Lion’s Blood.” He begins by explaining how he wanted to create an alternative history and switch ethnic roles throughout time. He talks about how he uses the Irish people as a good example of a group to be put...
    • Thomas Parham interview, 2000

    • African Americans - Psychology
    • Thomas Parham discusses his book, “The Psychology of Blacks: An African-Centered Perspective,” co-authored with Joseph White and Adisa Ajamu. Parham says that the first edition of the book was written by White in about 1984 as an introduction to...
    • Emily C. Rose interview

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1800-1933; Germany - Rural conditions; Germany - Ethnic relations; Rose, Emily C. - Family; Jews, German - Illinois - Chicago - History - 19th century
    • Emily C. Rose discusses her book, “Portraits of Our Past.” She begins by talking about her own German-Jewish background, and how she became interested in researching her family after seeing two portraits hanging at her grandmother’s house. She...
    • Alexander Stille interview, 2002 May

    • Historic preservation - Philosophy; Technological innovations - Social aspects; Social change; Globalization - Social aspects; Nature - Effect of human beings on; Environmental protection; Antiquities - Collection and preservation; Cultural...
    • Alexander begins the interview discussing that he wrote the book to examine our changing relationship with the past and preservation via a number of different angles, from language and memory to material culture and globalization. For the majority...
    • Hector Feliciano interview, 2001 July

    • Art thefts - France - History - 20th century; World War, - 1939-1945 - Art and the war; Pillage - France; Germany - Cultural policy
    • Hector Feliciano discusses his book, “The Lost Museum.” He begins by explaining how Nazis looted art collections during World War II, and that 20% of this stolen art has never been recovered. He talks about Adolf Hitler’s desire to have the Jan...
    • Barbara Hambly interview

    • New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Free African Americans - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Barbara Hambly discusses her book, “Graveyard Dust.” She begins by explaining the local history of New Orleans, which serves as the backdrop for her novel. Hambly details the racial and cultural history of the antebellum period and the world in...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Nicholas Evans interview, 2005 October 11

    • Western stories; Love stories
    • Nicholas Evans discusses his book, “The Divide.” He begins by discussing the multiple meanings that his title has and how it not only relates to physical space in the book but most importantly it comments on the divide between men and women in the...

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