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    • Mike Gray interview

    • Capital punishment
    • Mike Gray discusses his book, “The Death Game.” He begins by explaining how his publisher talked him into writing this book after writing his previous book on the drug war. He discusses issues such as police brutality, pressures on prosecutors and...
    • Ben Sherwood interview, 2004 May

    • Cemetery managers - Fiction; Brothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Revere (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Ben Sherwood discusses his novel, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a boy who makes a promise to his brother on their deathbeds to take care of each other. He talks about how his main...
    • George Minot interview, 2004 May

    • Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; New England - Fiction
    • George Minot discusses his novel, “The Blue Bowl” He shares the plot of the book, which follows a young painter, Simon Curtis, who becomes the prime suspect in his father’s murder trial. In the novel, Minot portrays children scarred by their...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1985 December

    • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "Death Is A Lonely Business." He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how he drew on his experiences living in Venice during the early years of his career. He stresses the importance of a proper setting...
    • Marlene Adler Marks interview, 1999

    • Journalists - United States - Biography; Dating (Social customs) - Anecdotes; Jewish women - United States - Biography
    • Marlene Marks discusses her autobiography, “A Woman’s Voice.” She begins by explaining that she writes a syndicated column for the Jewish Journal, and that the book is a compilation of her articles and personal stories. She talks about her career...
    • 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...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he followed...
    • Eliza Minot interview

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Eliza Minot discusses her book, “The Tiny One.” She explains that the novel follows the story of eight-year-old Via Mahoney Revere. When Via’s mother dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, Via struggles with her grief. She is confused by her...
    • Juliet Cassuto Rothman interview, 1995 January

    • Rothman, Daniel Maurice, 1971-1992 – Health; Quadriplegics – United States – Biography; Medical ethics; Do–not–resuscitate orders; Life support systems (Critical care); Euthanasia;
    • Juliet begins the interview talking about her son before the accident that paralyzed him. Juliet also discusses her career as a social worker and ethics philosopher and how her work prepared and did not prepare her for dealing with her son’s...
    • Cathy Scott interview

    • Berman, Susan, 1945-2000; Murder victims - Nevada - Biography
    • Cathy Scott discusses her book, “Murder of a Mafia Daughter.” She begins by explaining that prior to this book she had also written biographies on the murders of rappers Christopher George Latore Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. She...
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen interview, 1990 October

    • Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937; Bern, Paul, 1889-1932; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen discuss their book, “Deadly Illusions.” Marx begins by explaining that the book began when he started asking questions about the apparent suicide of his friend Paul Bern. At the time of his death Bern was married...
    • Kitty Carlisle Hart interview, 1988

    • Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Kitty Carlisle Hart discusses her autobiography, “Kitty.” She begins by talking about her late husband, theatrical producer Moss Hart. She explains that her book is divided into three parts: her early life with her mother, her life with her...
    • Lewis Yablonsky interview, 1997

    • Gangs - United States; Gangs - United States - Prevention
    • Dr. Lewis Yablonsky discusses his book, “Gangsters.” He begins by explaining that he worked to rehabilitate former gang members in New York City. He talks about the most popular gangs in America and how they got started. He describes the...
    • Norman Solomon interview, 2005 September 15

    • United States - Foreign relations - 20th century; Government and the press - United States; Press and politics - United States; War - Press coverage - United States
    • Norman Solomon discusses his book, “War Made Easy.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the pro-war propaganda generated by the United States government during military interventions. He emphasizes the influence of the media on public...
    • Ian McEwan interview

    • Great Britain - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Editors - Fiction; Composers - Fiction; Foreign ministers - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction
    • Ian McEwan discusses his novel, “Amsterdam.” He details the plot, which begins with the death of photographer/restaurant critic, Molly Lane. Molly’s death leads her many friends and lovers to ponder their own mortality. Two of her former lovers, a...
    • 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 young...
    • Isabel Allende interview, 1995 May

    • Allende, Isabel - Family; Allende family; Authors, Chilean - 20th century - Family relationships
    • Isabel Allende discusses her book, “Paula.” Allende says that the book is a memoir about the death of her 28-year-old daughter, Paula. She shares stories about her family’s exile and living in Lebanon and Chile. Allende goes on to discuss life...
    • 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...
    • Pumla Gobodo–Madikizela interview, 2003

    • De Kock, Eugene; Police - South Africa - Biography; Reconciliation - Political aspects - South Africa; Death squads - South Africa; Political violence - South Africa; Political persecution - South Africa; Torture - South Africa; Human rights -...
    • Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela discusses her book, “A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness.” Gobodo-Madikizela talks about her meetings with Eugene de Kock, the apartheid regime death squad head. She describes the encounters...
    • Phillip L. Berman interview, 1996

    • Near-death experiences; Near-death experiences - Religious aspects
    • Phillip L. Berman discusses his book, “The Journey Home.” He begins by explaining that he traveled around the country interviewing people who have had near death experiences. He says that the majority of people, regardless of age or religious...

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