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    • 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...
    • Robert Tanenbaum interview

    • Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Robert Tanenbaum discusses his novel, “Escape.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of his series that follows the main characters Butch Karp, the New York City District Attorney, and his wife Marlene Ciampi. He talks about how the...
    • Andrei Codrescu interview, 1995

    • Báthory, Erzsébet, 1560-1614 - Fiction; Women murderers - Fiction; Countesses - Fiction; Hungary - History - Turkish occupation, 1526-1699 - Fiction
    • Andrei Codrescu discusses his book, “The Blood Countess,” which is about the life of his ancestor, Elizabeth Bathory, known as the Blood Countess. Andrei weaves two stories together, one that takes place in the 1590s, and another that is more...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • Harold Evans interview, 2004 November 22

    • Inventors - United States - History; Inventions - United States - History
    • Harold Evans discusses his book, “They Made America.” He begins by explaining that he is making the book into a PBS special. The book explores two centuries of innovators that span the inventors of the steam engine to the search engine. He...
    • Steven Koblik interview, 2002

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; Jews - Persecutions - Germany - Public opinion; Antisemitism - Sweden; World War, 1939-1945 Jews; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Sweden - History - Gustav V, 1907-1950
    • Steven Koblik discusses his book, “The Stones Cry Out.” He begins by talking about how gold was transferred between the Swedes and the Nazis during World War II. He describes the history of Sweden and social democrats in the 1930s. He...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Chang-rae Lee interview, 2004 April

    • Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Middle class men - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Suburban life - Fiction; Air pilots - Fiction; Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chang-rae Lee discusses his book, “Aloft.” He begins by explaining that his book is about middle-aged people who suddenly find themselves unhappy with their lives. Martinson asks Lee to read a passage from the book about couples who fight...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes...
    • Sherley Anne Williams interview, 1987

    • African American women - Fiction; Slavery - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Sherley Anne Williams discusses her novel, “Dessa Rose.” She begins by explaining that her book is about slavery during the 1800s in America. She talks about how women and slaves were never mentioned in the Constitution and had very little...
    • Susanne Reyto interview

    • Reyto, Susanne M. - Childhood and youth; Hungarian Americans - Biography; Political refugees - United States - Biography; Reyto, Susanne M. - Family; Communism - Hungary; Fascism - Hungary; Hungary - Social conditions - 1945-1989
    • Susanne Reyto discusses her biography, “Pursuit of Freedom.” She begins by explaining that this book was written as a way to tell her story to her grandson. She talks about growing up in Hungary when the Nazis were taking over and how her...
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman interview, 1998

    • Appleman-Jurman, Alicia; Jews - Persecutions - Ukraine - Buchach; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Ukraine - Buchach - Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors - Biography; Jewish refugees - Biography; Buchach (Ukraine) - Ethnic relations
    • Alicia Appleman-Jurman discusses her book, “Alicia: My Story.” She begins by explaining that her book covers her time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. She describes her childhood home in Buchach Ukraine, and talks about the...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1996

    • Detention of persons - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction
    • Mary Morris discusses her novel, “House Arrest.” She begins by describing that her novel is about a woman who gets detained by island police, and the helplessness she feels because she is unable to leave the country. Morris talks about her...
    • Peter Wyden interview, 1989 December

    • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
    • Peter Wyden discusses his book, “Wall.” He begins by explaining that the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 and was taken down in 1989. He describes how the East Germans were able to keep the construction a secret from the American...
    • Susanne Pari interview

    • Women - Iran - Fiction; Iranian Americans - Fiction
    • Susanne Pari discusses her novel, “The Fortune Catcher.” She begins by explaining the book is based off her life experiences growing up in Iran during the revolution. Pari lived there until 1978 because her father traveled around Iran for his...

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