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    • Andrea Seigel interview, 2004 June

    • High school students - Fiction; Grandparent and child - Fiction; Foster parents - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction‬
    • Andrea begins the interview talking about her motivations in writing a book about a teenage girl with psychological problems that could not be subsumed under the usual troubles that teenage girls experience. Connie and Andrea spend the majority of...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...
    • Andrew Kaplan interview, 1990

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    • Connie and Andrew begin the interview discussing Andrew’s latest novel and its departure from his previous works. For the majority of the interview, Andrew and Connie talk about the main characters, plot lines, and themes. In particular, Andrew...
    • Henry Morgenthau interview, 1994 November

    • Morgenthau family; Morgenthau, Lazarus, 1815-1897; Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946; Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Jews - United States - Biography; Jews in public life - United States; United...
    • Henry Morgenthau III discusses his family autobiography, “Mostly Morgenthaus.” He begins by discussing the life of his great-grandfather Lazarus Morgenthau, a poor salesman in Bavaria who wanted his family to become financially successful in the...
    • Sherley Anne Williams interview

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    • Sherley begins the interview discussing the connection between her book of poetry, The peacock poems, and her first novel, Dessa Rose. Connie and Sherley, then, spend the majority of the interview discussing, Dessa Rose, a portrait of black and...
    • Glen David Gold interview

    • Carter, Charles J. - Fiction; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923 - Fiction; Presidents - Fiction; Magicians - Fiction
    • Glen David Gold discusses his novel, “Carter Beats the Devil.” He begins by discussing how he wanted to write a book about the fictional life of a real magician, and the daily events that would have occurred in a magician’s life. He talks about...
    • 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...
    • Orrin DeForest interview, 1990

    • DeForest, Orrin;United States. Central Intelligence Agency; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Underground movements; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Counterinsurgency - Vietnam;
    • Orrin begins the interview discussing how he became a CIA agent in Vietnam and the techniques from the use of psychological profiling to the establishment of a databank to gather intelligence on enemy operations. In particular, Orrin highlights the...
    • James Traub interview, May 2006

    • Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta); United Nations; World politics - 21st century;
    • James and Connie begin the interview discussing the year that James spent following Annan that, as James describes it, was a “bad year” for the UN and good year for him. In addition, James talks about not wanting to write a biography of Annan but a...
    • A. J. Langguth interview

    • United States - History - War of 1812; United States - History - War of 1812 - Influence;
    • Connie and A.J. begin the interview discussing the issues affecting America following the War for Independence and their impact on the “Second War for Independence,” the War of 1812. For example, A.J. briefly discusses the debate over the...
    • Periel Aschenbrand interview, August 2005

    • Sex - Humor; Sex customs - United States - Humor; Political satire, American;
    • Connie and Periel begin the interview discussing Periel’s relationship with her mother and her maternal grandmother. For the majority of the interview, Periel talks about the incidents and stories from her book. For example, Periel talks about her...
    • Interview with Robert Ludlum

    • Czech Americans - Fiction;
    • Connie and Robert begin the interview discussing how Robert bases his books on some idea and its import on the human condition from placing too much power in the hands of one figure to his loathing of zealots and fanaticism. For the majority of the...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • Marc Eliot interview, 2004 October 12

    • Grant, Cary, 1904-1986; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Marc Eliot discusses his book, “Cary Grant.” He begins by discussing Grant's early childhood in Victorian England during which he was called Archie Leach. He then shares that when Grant first came to New York and was trying to get parts on stage as...
    • Thomas J. Hamilton interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - History; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - 1940-1950; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)
    • Admiral Thomas Hamilton discusses his life and his time serving in the United States Navy. He begins by explaining the history of the U.S.S. Enterprise naval vessel. He talks about his job as a football coach for the Naval Academy and his...
    • Maureen Reagan interview, 1988 May

    • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001 - Family; Reagan, Ronald - Family; Regan family; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Biography
    • Maureen Reagan discusses her autobiography, “First Father, First Daughter.” She begins by explaining how she is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. She talks about how she wasn’t allowed on her father’s campaign...
    • Sally Quinn interview, 1987 September

    • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
    • Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...
    • 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 central...
    • Roger Khan interview, 1989 February

    • Rose, Pete, 1941-; Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team); Baseball players - United States - Biography
    • Roger Khan discusses Pete Rose’s autobiography, “Pete Rose: My Story,” which he helped to coauthor. Khan begins by describing Pete Rose’s early years, familial pressures, and playing in the minor leagues. He describes how Rose had some natural...
    • Samuel Shem interview, 1997

    • Psychiatrists - Fiction; Psychiatric hospitals - Fiction; New England - Fiction
    • Samuel Shem discusses his book, Mount Misery, an exposé which explores one doctor’s-Roy Bash, the protagonist from Shem’s first novel-experience, as a doctor-in-training, at a psychiatry hospital. Shem recounts how his protagonist, Roy Bash,...

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