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    • 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...
    • Gil Bettman interview, 2004

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Cinematography; Bettman, Gil, 1948-
    • Gil Bettman discusses his book, “First Time Director.” He begins by saying how important being affirmative and having a set creative goal is when directing your first film. He talks about how Steven Spielberg’s first few directing jobs were in...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2000

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Ruby discusses her book, “Casting the First Stone,” which is a book that is very universal and applicable in order that readers can relate to it. Her book describes the life of a minister’s family that loses their focus on the...
    • Carl Sferrazza Anthony interview, 2005

    • Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980
    • Carl Sferrazza Anthony discusses his biography, “Nellie Taft.” He begins with stories from the early childhood of the future first lady and her unusually rebellious nature for a woman growing up in the late 1800s. He talks about her time spent...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Burton L. White interview, 1985

    • Infant psychology
    • Dr. Burton White discusses his book, "The First Three Years of Life." He begins by explaining that he wrote the first edition of this book 10 years ago, but added new information to the revised addition. He discusses changing family trends such...
    • Lynn Sherr interview, 2006

    • Sherr, Lynn; Television journalists - United States - Biography
    • Lynn Sherr discusses her autobiography, “Outside the Box.” She begins by talking about how this is not her first book, but it is the first book about her life. She describes her early life, and how her parents ran a summer camp that she enjoyed...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Robin Gerber interview, 2002

    • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography; Leadership - United States
    • Robin Gerber discusses her book, "Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage." Gerber says Eleanor Roosevelt was committed to social change and talks about Roosevelt's childhood. She shares that...
    • Roy Neuberger interview, 1997

    • Capitalists and financiers - Biography; Investments
    • Roy Neuberger discusses his book, “So Far So Good: The First 94 Years,” co-authored with Alfred and Roma Connable. Neuberger talks about the deaths of his mother and father and how he found a husband for his older sister. He shares his early...
    • Anne Rice interview, 1985

    • Vampires - Fiction
    • Anne Rice discusses her novel, “The Vampire Lestat.” Rice begins by discussing the plot of the novel, which chronicles the life of the vampire Lestat; a character that was first introduced in Rice’s book “Interview with the Vampire.” She goes on to...
    • Harold I. Gullan interview, 2005

    • Fathers of presidents - United States - Biography
    • Harold I. Gullan discusses his book, “First Fathers.” He begins by explaining how United States Presidents differ from their fathers, and talks about the different lessons they have learned from them. He discusses some fathers and sons who have...
    • Michael Connelly interview, 1996

    • Serial murders - Fiction; Police murders - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction
    • Michael Connelly discusses his novel, “Poet.” He begins by explaining that this is the fifth book he has written, but the first that follows his character detective Jack McEvoy. Martinson asks Connelly to read the first paragraph of the novel. ...
    • Khaled Hosseini interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Khaled Hosseini discusses his book, “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He shares his thoughts on the difficulty of following the success of his first book, “The Kite Runner.” He goes on to detail the plot of the book, which, like his first book, is set...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s protagonist,...
    • Denise Hamilton interview, 2003 March 24

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Diamond, Eve (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Denise Hamilton discusses her book, “Sugar Skull.” She begins by explaining that this book is part of her Eve Diamond crime novel series. The book’s plot follows “Los Angeles Times” reporter Eve Diamond as she investigates the murder of...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2001

    • Spielberg, Steven, 1946- - Juvenile literature; Spielberg, Steven, 1946-; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography - Juvenile literature; Motion picture producers and directors
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Steven Spielberg.” She begins by explaining that Spielberg made his first movie at age 11, and explored his creativity in filmmaking at an early age. She talks about how she was the first author who was...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2005 February 14

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his book, “Chrysanthemum Palace.” He begins by discussing how this is the first book he has written in the first person, which he chose to do because he wanted to capture the feeling of the every man and a “Great Gatsby” type...
    • Leora Krygier interview, 2002

    • Israelis - United States - Fiction; Israelis - United States - Social conditions
    • Leora Krygier discusses her book, “First the Raven.” She begins by explaining the title of her book, how the Old Testament Bible character Noah sent out doves and ravens during the flood. She talks about the plot of the book and introduces her...

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