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    • Norman Jewison interview, 2005

    • Jewison, Norman, 1926-; Motion picture producers and directors - Canada - Biography
    • Norman Jewison discusses his autobiography, “This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me.” He begins by talking about some films he has directed including “Fiddler On the Roof,” In the Heat of the Night,” “A Soldier’s Story,” and “Jesus Christ...
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan interview, 1983 June

    • Interfaith marriage - United States; Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism; Marriage - Religious aspects - Christianity
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan discuss their book, “Mixed Blessings.” They begin by explaining that they are an interfaith couple and decided to write their own wedding ceremony so they could incorporate both aspects of Judaism and Christianity. ...
    • Lisa See interview, 2003 July

    • San Xia Dam (China) - Fiction; Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Fiction; Dams - Design and construction - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Police - China - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Yangtze River...
    • Lisa See discusses her novel, “Dragon Bones.” She begins by explaining that it is the third book in a series that follows the same characters. She talks about her decision to place the story in China near the Three Gorges and the San Xia Dam. ...
    • David Skal interview, 2004

    • Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Adaptations; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Film and video adaptations; Horror tales, English - History and criticism; Vampire films - History and criticism; Dracula, Count (Fictitious...
    • David J. Skal discusses his book, “Hollywood Gothic.” He begins by talking about the different depictions and looks of the character Count Dracula. Skal describes Bram Stoker’s decision to name the character Dracula, and how Stoker decided to set...
    • Henry Denker interview, 1986

    • Judges; Fiction
    • Henry Denker discusses his book, “Judge Spencer Dissents,” which is about Judge Spencer, who is a senior judge of the Federal Judicial District in his 70s, and is known to dissent from his counterparts. He believed his judge counterparts were too...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • United States - Foreign relations - 1981-1989; United States - Politics and government - 981-1989 - Decision making; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989; Presidents - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.” Reeves begins the interview by explaining that the book is a literary portrait of President Ronald Reagan. To research Reagan and his presidency, Reeves utilized...
    • 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...
    • James Sheehan interview, 2005

    • Attorney and client - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Florida - Fiction
    • James Sheehan discusses his novel, “The Mayor of Lexington Avenue.” He begins by talking about the plot of the story and giving background information on the characters. He discusses his own background of studying law and growing up in New York...
    • Jennifer Colt interview

    • Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Fiction; Twins - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Beverly Hills - Fiction
    • Jennifer Colt discusses her book, “The Butcher of Beverly Hills.” She begins by discussing the title of the book and how she hoped to convey the comical nature of the novel. She then details the plot of the book, which follows the story of two...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...
    • Caleb Carr interview, 1995

    • Serial murders - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caleb Carr discusses his novel, “The Alienist.” He begins by defining the word ‘alienist’ as a pre-20th century name for a psychiatrist. The novel is set in 1896 New York City, where young men are being forced into mafia-controlled prostitution. ...
    • Chaim Potok interview, 1991 May

    • Artists - Fiction; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chaim Potok discusses his book, “The Gift of Asher Lev.” He begins by explaining that his book is a sequel to the novel he wrote 20 years prior, “My Name is Asher Lev.” He describes that the book is about a man who goes back to Brooklyn and...
    • Kendall Hailey interview, 1988 March

    • Hailey, Kendall, 1966-; Self-culture; High school graduates - United States - Biography
    • Kendall Hailey discusses her autobiography, “The Day I Became an Autodidact.” She begins by explaining that an autodidact is someone who is self-taught. She talks about graduating high school and her decision not to go to college. She discusses...
    • Kathleen J. Turner interview, 1985

    • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Press coverage; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States; Press and politics - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969
    • Kathleen J. Turner discusses her book, “Lyndon Johnson’s Dual War.” She begins by explaining President Lyndon Johnson’s struggle with inheriting the presidency after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. She talks about Johnson’s struggle with...
    • Cao Kỳ Nguyễn interview, 2002

    • Nguyễn, Cao Kỳ; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Prime ministers - Vietnam (Republic) - Biography; Vietnam (Republic) - Politics and government
    • Cao Kỳ Nguyễn discusses his autobiography, “Buddha’s Child.” He begins by explaining how he was elected as the prime minister of Vietnam during the United States invasion in the 1960s. Nguyễn talks about how television was important to Vietnam and...
    • Walter Anderson interview

    • Anderson, Walter, 1944-; Dysfunctional families - United States; Secrecy - Psychological aspects; Publishers and publishing - United States - Biography
    • Walter Anderson discusses his autobiography, “Meant To Be.” He begins by talking about coming home from the Marines because of the death of his father. During this time, his mother reveals to him that another man was actually his biological...
    • Jerry Herman interview, 1997

    • Herman, Jerry, 1933-; Composers - United States - Biography
    • Jerry Herman discusses his autobiography, “Showtune.” He begins by explaining his life and career as a Broadway composer. He talks about his early life and his love for the piano. He describes how his mother encouraged him to pursue a music...
    • Maria T. Lennon interview, 2005

    • Inheritance and succession - Fiction; War correspondents - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; Pregnant women - Fiction; Surgeons - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Sierra Leone - Fiction
    • Maria T. Lennon discusses her novel, “Making It Up As I Go Along.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who moves from southern California to Africa. She talks about the importance of friendship between new mothers and how...
    • Joseph Siegman interview, 1998

    • International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame; Jewish athletes - Biography
    • Joseph Siegman discusses his book, “Jewish Sport Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.” He begins by describing the life of early baseball legend Lip Pike, who was the first professional Jewish baseball player. He talks about the...
    • Nicole Krauss interview

    • Poland - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Books and reading - Fiction; Lost literature - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Authors - Fiction
    • Nicole Krauss discusses her book, “The History of Love.” She begins by explaining the concept of the book, which is that all the characters in the book are inter-connected and forever changed by having read the same book, “The History of Love.” She...

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