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    • Lucinda Franks interview

    • Franks, Thomas Edward; Franks, Lucinda; World War, 1939-1945 - Military intelligence - United States; Spies - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States
    • Lucinda Franks discusses her book, “My Father’s Secret War.” She begins by talking about how she was the youngest winner of a Pulitzer Prize. She discusses how she went through her father’s things one day and started finding Nazi artifacts in his...
    • Doro Bush Koch interview, 2006

    • Koch, Doro Bush, 1959-; Bush, George, 1924- - Family; Presidents - United States - Biography; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Daughters - United States - Biography
    • Doro Bush Koch discusses her book, "My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush." The book is a memoir of the life and presidency of her father, George H.W. Bush. She interviewed 135 people for the book. The...
    • Maureen Reagan interview, 1988 May

    • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001 - Family; Reagan, Ronald - Family; Regan family; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Biography
    • Maureen Reagan discusses her autobiography, “First Father, First Daughter.” She begins by explaining how she is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. She talks about how she wasn’t allowed on her father’s campaign...
    • James Brown interview, 1994 April

    • Thieves - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • James Brown discusses his book, Lucky Town, which follows the lives of an irresponsible father and his loyal son in the American West during the 1960s, living outside the law. The story is told through the eyes of the boy as he watches his father...
    • Dinah Lenney interview, 2007 May 04

    • Gross, Nelson, 1932-1997; Lenney, Dinah; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Millionaires - Crimes against - New Jersey - Case studies; Children of murder victims - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States - Biography;...
    • Dinah Lenney discusses her book, “Bigger than Life.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life and experiences beginning with the traumatic event of her father’s kidnapping in 1997. She shares how her father, Nelson Gross, was...
    • Gene Cartwright interview, 1997

    • Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • Gene Cartwright discusses his novel, “I Never Played Catch with my Father.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a family living in Texas with a strict father. He talks about his relationship with his own father, and discusses his...
    • Ib Melchior interview, 2003 August

    • Melchior, Lauritz; Bayreuther Festspiele; Tenors (Singers) - Biography
    • Ib Melchior discusses his book, “Lauritz Melchior: The Golden Years of Bayreuth.” He shares that his father, Lauritz, started as a baritone and became a tenor after many years of study. Melchior says his father was discovered by the British...
    • Peter Craig interview, 2005 March 07

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Peter Craig discusses his book, “Blood Father.” He begins by explaining that when he created the characters in the book he thought of them each having a fearful response to something. He discusses how the mother in the novel appears tough, but...
    • Eyal Press interview

    • Press, Shalom, 1940-; Abortion - United States; Physicians - United States - Attitudes; Abortion services - New York (State) - Buffalo; Pro-life movement - United States; Pro-choice movement - United States; Political violence - New York (State) -...
    • Eyal Press discusses his book, “Absolute Convictions.” He begins by sharing that the book is the story of his father who was an obstetrician who performed abortions in Buffalo, New York and the constant danger that this placed both he and his...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African American...
    • Susan Bernard interview, 1993 August

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Portraits
    • Susan Bernard discusses her book, “Bernard of Hollywood’s Marilyn.” She begins by explaining that her father Bruno Bernard was a famous Hollywood photographer who had a close relationship with Marilyn Monroe. She talks about how her father helped...
    • 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...
    • Gabriel Pelino interview

    • Fathers
    • Gabriel Pelino discusses his book, “American Daddy.” He begins by explaining the difference between being a father and being a daddy and how important it is to be an active part of your children’s lives. He discusses the effect divorce and...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he followed...
    • Dan Barden interview

    • Wayne, John, 1907-1979 - Fiction
    • Dan Barden discusses his novel, “John Wayne.” He begins by explaining that his father was a contractor who was hired to renovate John Wayne’s home, and the two men became drinking buddies. He says that he decided to write this novel because he...
    • Victor Villaseñor interview, 2011

    • Villaseñor, Victor - Family; Villaseñor, Victor. Rain of gold; Mexican American authors - 20th century - Biography; Mexican Americans - California - Biography; Mexican American authors - Family relationships
    • Victor Villaseñor discusses his book, “Beyond Rain of Gold.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the trilogy of books, “Rain of Gold.” He talks about the death of his father. He describes how his father was conned into developing acres of land...
    • Bob Morris interview

    • Dating (Social customs) - Anecdotes; Gay men - United States - Biography; Fathers and sons - United States - Biography; Morris, Joe; Morris, Bob, 1958-
    • Bob Morris discusses his book, “Assisted Loving.” He begins by explaining that the book is a chronicle of the year following his mother’s death in which his father started dating. Morris discusses the difference between the ways elderly men and...
    • James Carroll interview, 2003

    • Americans - Germany - Fiction; Runaway teenagers - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Teenage boys - Fiction; Cold War - Fiction; Widowers - Fiction; Berlin (Germany) - Fiction
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “Secret Father.” He describes the characters, Paul, and his son, Michael, and Michael’s friends Ulrich and Katharine. Carroll says the book is framed around the Cold War and the erection and dismantling of the...
    • Mark Lapin interview

    • Communism; Anti-communist movements; Baseball
    • Mark Lapin discusses his book, “Pledge of Allegiance.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book which follows the main character Josh, who is a nine-year-old living in New York in the 1950s and whose father is in a member of the Communist...
    • Georja Skinner interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs; Christmas decorations - California - Los Angeles; Christmas - California - Los Angeles; Skinner, George, d. 1978
    • Georja Skinner discusses her book, “The Christmas House.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of her father’s life. Her father, George Skinner, moved from Canada to Santa Monica with his father. When they left Canada he was told...

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