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...
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...
Women college students - United States - Attitudes;
Women - United States - Identity;
Women - Education (Higher) - United States;
Women college students - United States - History - 20th century;
Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for...
African American neighborhoods - Fiction;
Real estate business - Fiction;
Real estate agents - Fiction;
Gentrification - Fiction;
Ex-convicts - Fiction;
Journalists - Fiction;
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
Mat Johnson discusses his novel, “Hunting in Harlem.” He begins by explaining that his book is a story about the recreation of Harlem and bringing in a new community. He introduces his 3 main characters who are released from prison and...
Conduct of life;
Quality of work life
Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do,...
Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001;
Philosophers - United States - Biography
Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his...
World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction;
African American families - Fiction;
African American soldiers - Fiction;
African American men - Fiction;
Louisiana - Fiction;
Oklahoma - Fiction
Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black...
Tara Lynda Guber discusses her book, “Contact.” She begins by explaining that she developed a new form of yoga that allows people to physically interact with each other while meditating. She talks about how this type of yoga can be done with...
Women deans (Education) - Fiction;
Class reunions - Fiction;
Serial murderers - Fiction;
Adopted children - Fiction;
Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction;
Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction;
Women private investigators - California - Los...
Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying...
Earl Merkel discusses his book, “Final Epidemic.” He begins by explaining that his novel explores the ethics of biological warfare. He talks about domestic terrorism and different terrorist organizations within the United States. He...
Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987;
Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987 - Influence;
California. Legislature. Assembly - Speakers - Biography;
Politicians - California - Biography;
Legislators - California - Biography;
Center parties - United States - Case...
Bill Boyarsky discusses his biography, “Big Daddy.” He begins by talking about the early life of politician Jesse Unruh. He talks about Jesse’s college education through the G.I. Bill and his time serving in the Navy. He discusses how...
Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Art of Followership.” She begins by explaining that this book came out of a conference at the Claremont Colleges about followers and leadership. She discusses how she co-edited the book with two...
Vardon, Harry, 1870-1937;
Golf - History
Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” He begins by talking about one of the earliest golfers Harry Vardon and how he became the first British champion in golf. He discusses the life of another famous player, Francis...
Jewish sermons, American;
History, Modern - 20th century - Sermons
Jacob Pressman discusses his book, “Dear Friends.” He begins by explaining that he is a rabbi and this book is a compilation of his sermons from the 1930s to today. He describes how he picked his favorite sermons from the 4,000 that he has...
Young women - Fiction;
Grandmothers - Fiction;
Despair - Fiction
Jan Goldstein discusses his novel, “All That Matters.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young woman who is depressed and builds a relationship with her grandmother. He talks about the struggles his characters go through and...
Erika Schickel discusses her book, “You’re Not the Boss of Me.” She begins by explaining that she used to be an actress and wrote the first chapter as a performance piece. Martinson asks Schickel to read a passage from the book about being...
Sullivan, Tom, 1947-;
Blind - United States - Biography;
Blind musicians - United States - Biography;
Conduct of life;
Tom Sullivan discusses his autobiography, “Seeing Lessons.” He begins by explaining that he was born blind because of complications during childbirth at the hospital. He talks about being isolated as a child, and how he made his first...
Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism;
Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church;
Christianity and anti-Semitism;
Papacy - History
David I. Kertzer discusses his book, “The Popes Against the Jews.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Brown University. He talks about how Catholics would baptize Jewish children and take them away from their parents. He...
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Economic aspects;
Jewish property - Europe;
World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - Europe;
World War, 1939-1945 - Destruction and pillage - Europe;
Forced labor - Germany - History - 20th...
Stuart Eizenstat discusses his book, “Imperfect Justice.” He begins by explaining that many relatives of Jews in the Holocaust couldn’t get into their deceased relative’s bank accounts because there were no death certificates. He...
Young women - Fiction;
Cerebrovascular disease - Fiction;
Jewish women - Fiction;
Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
Elisa Albert discusses her novel, “The Book of Dahlia.” She begins by explaining her book is about a young woman who learns she is dying from a brain tumor. She talks about how her character collects self-help books and attempts to understand...