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    • Julia B. Kessler interview, 1980 October

    • Older people - United States - Social conditions; Older people - Political activity - United States; Old age - United States
    • Connie begins with the basic question Julia raises in her book, “How do you get even with getting old?” Julia argues that getting even with getting older, at the most basic level, requires acceptance and not denial that one is aging. Julia spends...
    • Richard N. Podell interview

    • Medical errors
    • Richard N. Podell discusses his book, “When Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Best: Medical Mistakes that Even the Best Doctors Make - And How to Protect Yourself.” He begins by explaining that it is the patient’s responsibility to ask the doctor the right...
    • Anne Garrels interview, 2003 October 20

    • Journalists - United States - Diaries; Iraq War, 2003 - Press coverage; Garrels, Anne, 1951 - Diaries
    • Anne Garrels discusses her book, “Naked in Baghdad” She begins by explaining how the book deals with her time as an NPR news correspondent in Iraq spanning before, during, and after the war. She shares some of her experiences involving artillery...
    • Diane Rozas interview, 2000

    • Munson, Audrey; Artists’ models - United States - Biography
    • Diane Rozas dsicusses her book, “American Venus.” She begins by explaining that her book is about model Audrey Munson who was a model for many painters and sculptors. She talks about how Munson’s face can be seen in many statues in New York,...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” Bradbury talks...
    • Janice Harrington interview

    • Southern States - Poetry Book; African American families - Poetry
    • Janice Harrington discusses her book, “Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone.” She begins by explaining that her work received the 2008 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She then discusses her career as a librarian before becoming a writer and professor....
    • Yehuda Amichai interview, 1991 November

    • Amichai, Yehuda - Translations into English
    • Yehuda Amichai discusses his book, “Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems." Yehuda details the death of his mentor, the commanding officer of the unit Yehuda served with in World War Two and the first Israeli-Arab war, lead...
    • 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...
    • Dennis Wholey interview, 1997

    • Life; Change (Psychology); Spiritual life
    • Dennis Wholey discusses his book, The Miracle of Change, which explores change in all its aspects and its impact on an individual’s sense of well-being. Filled with practical strategies and important insights, The Miracle of Change, draws upon the...
    • Lisa Zeidner interview

    • Hotels; Swimming; Traveling sales personnel
    • Lisa Zeidner discusses her book, “Layover.” She begins by explaining that the plot follows the character, Claire Newbold who is grieving over the death of her son. Life becomes even more difficult for Claire when her husband admits to having an...
    • Ben Alba and Jayne Meadows interview, 2005

    • Allen, Steve, 1921-2000; Tonight show (Television program); Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Jayne Meadows and Ben Alba discuss Alba’s book, “Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show.” Meadows begins by stating that her late husband, Steve Allen, was the easiest thing to work with. Alba says he met Allen in 1997...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Presidents - United States - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1969-1974
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Nixon: Alone in the White House.” In researching the book, Reeves utilized a plethora of archival resources. He explains how his research on Nixon led him to write a biography dealing with the...
    • 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 into...
    • Kevin Maney interview, 2003 April 28

    • Businessmen - United States - Biography; Computer industry - United States - History; International Business Machines Corporation - History; Watson, Arthur Kittredge, 1919 - 1974; Watson, Thomas J., 1914 - 1993; Watson, Thomas John, 1874 - 1956
    • Kevin Maney discusses his book, “The Maverick and his Machine.” He begins by explaining that the book is the story of Thomas Watson’s transformation of the disorganized Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company into the more efficient and successful...
    • Paul M. Zall interview, 2005

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Language; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Literary style; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Quotations; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; American wit and humor; Statesmen - United States - Biography
    • Paul M. Zall discusses his book, “Benjamin Franklin’s Humor.” He begins by explaining that Franklin wrote his own book of proverbs, and wrote satire stories for his brother’s newspaper. Franklin would also write satirical letters to editors...
    • Alan Anderson interview, 2004 December 13

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Music and the war; Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. This is the Army
    • Alan Anderson discusses his book, “The Songwriter Goes to War.” He begins by explaining that after he was inducted into the army he was assigned the duties of a production stage manager and first sergeant of the detachment “This is the Army.”...
    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish, Christian,...
    • Janet Leigh interview

    • Motion pictures
    • Janet Leigh discusses the book, “The American Film Institute Desk Reference.” She quotes Clint Eastwood who wrote the introduction of the book, which covers film history, notable people and places, film terms and expressions, film preservation, and...
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk interview

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Psychology; Presidents - United States - Biography; Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882; Depression in men; Depression, Mental
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his biography, “Lincoln’s Melancholy.” He begins with describing Abraham Lincoln’s history of depression and melancholy even as a child. He also talks about Lincoln’s friendship with Joshua F. Speed and how although...
    • Stuart Woods interview, 2002

    • Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Stuart Woods discusses his book, “The Short Forever.” He begins by explaining how this is the eighth novel following his character Stone Barrington, a young ex-police detective who has returned to law school and is traveling in London. Woods...

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