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    • Frank Snepp interview, 1999 August

    • Snepp, Frank - Trials, litigation, etc.; Snepp, Frank. Decent interval; United States; Central Intelligence Agency - Officials and employees; Prior restraint - United States; Freedom of the press - United States; National security - United States;
    • Frank begins the interview discussing his work as an analyst for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the Vietnam War. In particular, Frank discusses his first book, Decent Interval (1977), which chronicles how the CIA failed its...
    • Pierre Salinger interview, 1995 November

    • Salinger, Pierre; Politicians - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Pierre begin the interview briefly talking about his early life as a child concert pianist as well as his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For the majority of the interview, Pierre and Connie, in a wide ranging...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • David Brinkley interview, 1989 July

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Washington (D.C.); World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American; Washington (D.C.) - History
    • David Brinkley discusses his book, “Washington Goes to War.” Brinkley talks about the singer, Marian Anderson, and the protests of Howard University students. He then describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency and the Unites States’...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political election. ...
    • Stephani Cook interview

    • Cook, Stephani, 1944-; Cancer - Patients - New York (State) - Biography
    • During the first interview segment, Stephani discusses her personal experience with malpractice and allowing other people to control her life and especially her body. Stephani levels a number of criticisms against the medical field and especially...
    • Kate Wenner interview, 2004

    • Nuclear warfare - Psychological aspects - Fiction; Scientists - Family relationships - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Atomic bomb - Fiction; Girls - Fiction; Women - Fiction
    • Kate Wenner discusses her book, “Dancing with Einstein.” She begins the interview by explaining how she grew up during the Cold War era and wanted to write a book that focused on children growing up during disasters. She talks about the plot and...
    • T.C. Boyle interview, 1987 September

    • Dutch Americans - Fiction
    • T.C. Boyle discusses his book, “World’s End.” The book is set during the 1960s, 1940s, and 1600s. It follows the arrival of the Dutch and political unrest during various time periods. Boyle goes on to talk about the biological father, adoptive...
    • Kurt Niklas interview, 2000 August

    • Niklas, Kurt; Restaurateurs - Biography; Restaurants - California - Beverly Hills;
    • Kurt begins the interviewing talking about his childhood, his family, and learning the restaurant trade in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. For the majority of the interview, Kurt talks about his personal experiences working as a waiter, head...
    • Denise Nicholas interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Denise Nicholas discusses her novel, “Freshwater Road.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book about a teenage girl who joins a theater group in Mississippi during 1964. The book describes the tensions and changes that were happening in...
    • Jonathan Kirsch interview

    • Terror - Religious aspects - Christianity - History; Inquisition
    • Jonathan Kirsch discusses his book, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual.” He begins by discussing the focus of some of his previous books and how this book is different in that it examines how government and religion allied together during the...
    • Jeanne White interview, 1992

    • White, Ryan - Health - Juvenile literature; White, Ryan; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Indiana - Biography - Juvenile literature; AIDS (Disease) - Patients
    • Jeanne White discusses her son’s autobiography, “Ryan White: My Own Story.” She begins by explaining that her son was Ryan White, a young boy who was diagnosed with AIDS and became an activist during his life. She talks about how her son was born...
    • Helen Scully interview

    • Southern States - Fiction
    • Helen Scully discusses her book, “In the Hope of Rising Again.” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows three generations of a family in Mobile, Alabama. The book takes place during major historic time periods such as, the...
    • Robert Clary interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Clary, Robert
    • Robert Clary discusses his book, “From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes.” He begins by explaining how the book is an autobiography of his life, which begins with his childhood in France during World War II. Clary discusses his career in...
    • 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 would...
    • Evelyn H. Lauder interview, 2002

    • Lauder, Evelyn H; Photography, Artistic; Nature - Pictorial works
    • Evelyn H. Lauder discusses her book, “An Eye for Beauty.” She begins by explaining that she tries to find beauty in unexpected places and always keeps her camera with her. She talks about her experience going to Ground Zero after September 11th,...
    • Sue Miller interview, 1991

    • Autistic children - Family relationships - Fiction
    • Sue Miller discusses her novel, “Family Pictures.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family with six children and how they interact with each other. She talks about how the children experience a radical change during the 1950s and...
    • Julian Fellowes interview

    • England - Fiction; Actors - Fiction; Country homes - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) – Fiction; Gosford Park (Motion picture)
    • Julian Fellowes discusses his book, “Snobs.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows Edith Lavery, the only child of an upper-middle class family with social aspirations, living in England during the 1990s. Luckily she is able to obtain...
    • Niall Williams interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • Niall Williams discusses his book, “The Fall of Light.” He begins by explaining that the novel is set during the years of Ireland’s Potato Famine, which is what he considers the single greatest tragedy in Irish history. He explains that he set out...
    • Ernestine Bradley interview, 2005 March 31

    • Bradley, Ernestine, 1935-; Bradley, Bill, 1943- - Family; Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; United States - Biography; Germany - History - 1933-1945; Germany - History - 1945-1955
    • Ernestine Bradley discusses her book, “The Way Home.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life growing up in post World War II Germany and how she later went on to become a professor of comparative literature and the wife of...

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