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    • 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.”...
    • David Brinkley interview, 1989 July

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Washington (D.C.); World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American; Washington (D.C.) - History
    • David Brinkley discusses his book, “Washington Goes to War.” Brinkley talks about the singer, Marian Anderson, and the protests of Howard University students. He then describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency and the Unites States’...
    • Roger Rosenblatt interview, 2002

    • National characteristics, American; Social values - United States; United States - Civilization; United States - Civilization - Philosophy
    • Roger Rosenblatt discusses his book, “Where We Stand: 30 Reasons for Loving Our Country.” Rosenblatt shares where he was during the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attack and his thoughts on Rudy Giuliani. He then goes on to discuss the United States...
    • Mark Haskell Smith interview

    • Family - owned business enterprises - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Murder for hire - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Cooks - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Mark Haskell Smith discusses his book, “Delicious.” He begins by explaining that in Hawaii companies often form monopolies and that his book is actually based on a true story in which a company from the Midwest tried to move in on a Hawaiian...
    • Daniel Price interview

    • Celebrities - Fiction; Rap musicians - Fiction; Public relations consultants - Fiction
    • Daniel Price discusses his book, “Slick.” He begins by sharing the plot of the novel that follows the protagonist, Scott, who is a media operative. In the beginning of the book Scott is hired by a hotel chain to promote the opening of a new hotel...
    • Lois Frankel interview, 2004 May

    • Attitude (Psychology); Success - Psychological aspects; Self-actualization (Psychology); Achievement motivation in women; Women - Psychology
    • Lois Frankel discusses her book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.” The book reveals 101 self-sabotaging behaviors that women learn as children. Frankel explains that these habits and behaviors are what hold them back in the workplace. Some...
    • Brad Geagley interview, 2005 February 14

    • Egypt - History - To 332 B.C. - Fiction; Ramses III, King of Egypt - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his book, “Year of the Hyenas.” He begins by discussing how the book is a murder mystery set in ancient Egypt when the kingdom was at the height of its glory and power. Geagley explains that as a backdrop for his detective...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book “A...
    • Charles Garfield interview, 1995 September

    • Shanti Project (San Francisco, Calif.); AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Care - California - San Francisco
    • Charles begins the interview talking about how he became involved with social care networks for terminally or seriously ill people. For the majority of the interview, Charles discusses different stories from his book that highlight the important...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Robert Bly interview, 2004 June 25

    • Poetry - Collections; Poetry - Translations into English
    • Robert Bly discusses his book, “The Winged Energy of Delight,” which is a compilation of translated poems from twenty-two different poets. He goes on to explain the difficulty of translating poetry that encompasses so many various places and time...
    • Bidyut Mohanty interview

    • Women - Political activity - India - Congresses; Political participation - India - Congresses; Panchayat - India - Congresses
    • Dr. Bidyut Mohanty discusses her book, “Woman and Political Empowerment.” She begins by discussing the importance of registration and political power in regards to women’s political empowerment. She explains that because many births in India take...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • John Armor interview, 1988 October

    • Manzanar War Relocation Center - Pictorial works; Manzanar War Relocation Center; Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Pictorial works; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - California - Manzanar - Pictorial works;...
    • John Armor discusses his book, “Manzanar,” co-authored with Peter Wright. Armor talks about John Dewitt, commander of the Western Defense Command, and the views of Frank Knox, Earl Warren, and Francis Biddle about the Japanese internment camps. ...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Illinois - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Foundlings - Fiction; Immortalism - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "From the Dust Returned" He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how many of his books and plays begin as short stories. He goes on to discuss his writing process and his belief that writer's block is the...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the bombing...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 September

    • Time travel - Fiction; Jesus Christ; Historical films - History and criticism; Motion pictures - Philosophy; Motion pictures - Miscellanea
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Live from Golgotha.” Vidal begins by saying that Golgotha was the hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. He goes on to explain the storyline that revolves around NBC (National Broadcasting...

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