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    • Steve Fraser interview, 2005

    • Securities industry - United States - History; Investments - United States - History
    • Steve Fraser discusses his book, “Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life.” Fraser talks about the physical beginnings of what would eventually become Wall Street. He shares the relationship between Alexander Hamilton...
    • Judith Fein, Ph.D. interview, 1993 October

    • Rape - Prevention; Self-defense for women; Self-esteem; Women - Psychology;
    • Judith begins the interview talking about fear and assault. For the majority of the interview, Judith discusses the physical and mental skills that women need to have to avoid an attack or fend one off. In particular, Judith stresses the importance...
    • Kathy Kohner Zuckerman interview, 2002

    • Teenage girls - Fiction; Beaches - Fiction; Surfing - Fiction; Malibu (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Kathy Kohner Zuckerman discusses the 30th anniversary reissue of her father Frederick Kohner’s book, “Gidget.” Kathy begins by explaining how her father created the character of Gidget after her when she was a teenager surfing in Malibu,...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; 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, but...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau of...
    • Shana Alexander interview, 1995 December

    • Alexander, Shana; Ager, Milton, 1893-1979; Journalists - United States - Biography; Musicians - United States - 20th century - Biography
    • Shana Alexander discusses her autobiography, “Happy Days.” She begins by explaining that she is the daughter of famous composer Milton Ager, and her mother was a screenwriter for MGM Studios. She talks about her early life and how her parents...
    • Sidney Harman interview, 2004 March

    • Harman, Sidney, 1918-; Harman International - History; Audio equipment industry - United States; Businesspeople - United States - Biography
    • Sidney Harman discusses his book, “Mind Your Own Business.” He begins by explaining that the book discusses his life and his success in business. He shares his method of conducting business in which he rejects the practice of top-down authoritative...
    • Al Gore interview, 1992 February 18

    • Environmental policy; Environmental protection; Human ecology
    • Al Gore discusses his book “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.” He describes how human actions and decisions can endanger or protect the Earth’s ecosystem and stresses how the Earth’s inhabitants face a global environmental...
    • Jeffrey W. Comment interview, 2002

    • Social work with children - Case studies; Hospital patients - Services for - Case studies; Sick children - Case studies; Charities; Social action; Humanitarianism; Voluntarism
    • Jeffrey W. Comment discusses his book, “Santa’s Gift.” He begins by providing information about his occupation as the chairman of The Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, which owns the company Helzberg Diamonds. The book is a collection of his...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer interview, 2003 July

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer discusses her novel, “Maneater.” She begins by talking about the inspiration for her book and how she takes notes while having lunch with her friends in Hollywood. Martinson asks Grazer to read a passage from the beginning of...
    • Scott Carpenter interview, 1992 March

    • Aeronautics, Military - Fiction; Action
    • Carpenter’s book is about a former renegade American fighter pilot given command of the US Navy’s top secret submarine, Steel Albatross, to counter a dissident Soviet faction’s attempt to knock out every computer and electronic link in the US. The...
    • Tara Lynda Guber interview, 2006

    • Hatha yoga - Pictorial works; Interpersonal relations
    • 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...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had been a...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near death...
    • Thomas Thompson interview

    • Sobhraj, Charles; Leclerc, Marie Andrée; Murderers - Biography; Murder - Southeast Asia - Case studies; Murder - Europe - Case studies
    • Thomas Thompson discusses his book, “Serpentine.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of Charles Sobhraj, a hypnotist and murderer. He describes how Sobhraj would befriend tourists in a foreign country and poison them. ...
    • Patrick Hasburgh interview, 2004

    • Private investigators - Colorado - Aspen - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ski resorts - Fiction; Aspen (Colo.) - Fiction
    • Patrick Hasburgh discusses his novel, “Aspen Pulp.” He begins by talking about his main character: a washed-up ski instructor in Aspen who made a fortune in Hollywood and spent it on drugs and alcohol. Hasburgh discusses his life-long love for...
    • Jon Seydl interview, 2005 October 11

    • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, 1696-1770 - Exhibitions; Courtauld Institute of Art - Exhibitions; Artists’ preparatory studies - Italy - Exhibitions; Art - England - London -Exhibitions
    • Jon Seydl discusses his book, “Giambattista Tiepolo.” He begins by explaining that Giambattista Tiepolo was the greatest Italian artist of the eighteenth century. Seydl goes into detail about Tiepolo’s life and art. Tiepolo started painting as a...
    • Simon Sebag Montefiore interview, 2004 June

    • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953; Heads of state - Soviet Union - Biography; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953
    • Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his biography, “Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar.” He begins by talking about Josef Stalin’s early life in Georgia and his relationship with his parents. Stalin was always a lover of literature and had a...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • Mary Yukari Waters interview, 2004 May

    • Japan - Social life and customs - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Mary Yukari Waters discusses her book, “The Laws of Evening.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of short stories about Japan before the attacks on Pearl Harbor. She talks about how she immigrated to the United States from...

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