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    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003

    • Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 - Juvenile literature; Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917; Painters - France - Biography - Juvenile literature; Dancers in art - Juvenile literature; Artists; Painting, French; Dancers in art
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Degas and the Dance.” She begins by explaining that she wrote the book to figure out the process that Edgar Degas used to paint watercolors. She talks about how he studied ballerinas and would have a...
    • T. Jefferson Parker interview, 1996

    • Revenge - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • T. Jefferson Parker discusses his book, "The Triggerman's Dance," which begins with a woman, Susan, leaving work, and getting shot twice. She is engaged to an FBI agent, but is truly in love with John, who works at a newspaper. Both men come...
    • Daryl Cumber Dance interview

    • Mecklenburg Six (Group); Mecklenburg Correctional Center (Va.); Prisoners - Virginia - Biography; Fugitives from justice - Virginia - Biography; Escapes - Virginia - Case studies; African Americans - Folklore
    • Daryl Cumber Dance discusses her book, “Long Gone.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the 6 escaped death row inmates from Mecklenburg Prison in 1984, and other tales of black escape folklore. She talks about teaching at the...
    • Norman Mailer interview, 1984

    • Authors - Fiction; Provincetown (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Norman Mailer discusses his book, “Tough Guys Don’t Dance.” Mailer details the plot, which is set in Provincetown, Massachusetts and follows the protagonist Tim Madden. Madden is an alcoholic writer who is attracted to wealthy blondes. When...
    • Mimi Melnick interview, 2003

    • Clar, Reva Howitt; Dancers - United States - Biography; Vaudeville - United States - History
    • Mimi Melnick discusses her mother Reva Howitt Clar’s autobiography, “Lollipop.” She begins by explaining how her mother was a vaudevillian ballerina for the Fanchon and Marco vaudeville company and that her stage name was Lollipop. Melnick...
    • 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...
    • Judith Viorist interview, 2000

    • Humorous poetry, American; Aging - Poetry; Women - Poetry
    • Judith Viorist discusses her poetry book, “Suddenly Sixty.” She begins by talking about what happens to your mind and spirit when you start to feel older. Martinson asks Viorist to read several poems from her book about grandchildren,...
    • Mark Kurlansky interview

    • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mark Kurlansky discusses his book, “Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which follows a family living on the lower East Side of New York City in the 1980s. He explains that one of the main characters of the...
    • Betsy Blair interview, 2003 January 28

    • Blair, Betsy, 1923-2009; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Betsy Blair discusses her book, “The Memory of All That.” She begins by describing the beginning of her career in New Jersey dancing in a chorus line. It was during this time in her life that she met, then choreographer, Gene Kelly whom she...
    • Douglas Rushkoff interview

    • Children - United States - Social conditions; Adjustment (Psychology) in children - United States; Adjustment (Psychology) - United States; Popular culture - United States; Life skills - United States; United States - Social life and customs - 1971-
    • Douglas Rushkoff discusses his book, “Playing the Future: How Kids’ Culture Can Teach Us to Thrive in the Age of Chaos.” He begins by explaining that his book discusses the connection between DNA, evolution, culture, and technology. He...
    • Frank McCourt interview, 2005

    • McCourt, Frank; High school teachers - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Irish Americans - Biography
    • Frank McCourt discusses his autobiography, “Teacher Man.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the bestselling book, “Angela’s Ashes,” and talks about the importance of writing about one’s own life. He discusses how he got his...
    • Leah Komaiko interview, 1999

    • Female friendship
    • Leah Komaiko discusses her book, “Am I Old Yet?” She begins by talking about how she primarily writes children’s books and young adult novels, but wanted to write this book about her personal experiences with friendship. She describes how...
    • Marc Allen interview

    • Success in business; Entrepreneurship; Management
    • Marc Allen discusses his book, Visionary, in which he explores how to start and maintain your own business. In the first section, Marc covers deciding "who you are and what you are doing," and focuses on partnerships, the need for a clearly defined...
    • Rose Eichenbaum interview, 2004 October 18

    • Choreographers - United States - Biography; Choreographers - United States - Portraits
    • Rose Eichenbaum discusses her book, “Masters of Movement.” She begins by discussing the decision of the Smithsonian to publish the book and her personal education in dance. She explains that a theme she found amongst the choreographers that she...
    • Yannick Murphy interview, 2008

    • Mata Hari, 1876-1917 - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Secret service - Fiction; Women spies - Fiction
    • Yannick Murphy discusses her novel, “Signed, Mata Hari.” She begins by explaining the early life of Mata Hari, and how she grew up in the Netherlands. Murphy talks about Mata Hari’s marriage to an abusive man and the death of her lover and...
    • Paola Gianturco interview, 2004 November 22

    • Gianturco, Paola; Photography of women; Festivals - Pictorial works
    • Paola Gianturco discusses her book, “Celebrating Women.” She begins by explaining that she was amazed to hear about celebrations around the world that had never been recorded in books before and was inspired to create this book so that others...

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