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    • Rollene Saal interview, 1995

    • Group reading - United States
    • Rollene Saal discusses her book, “The New York Public Library Guide to Reading Groups.” She begins by explaining that the New York Public Library started their reading groups for women who had children and wanted to read together. She talks about...
    • Art Kleiner interview, 2004 April

    • Corporate power; Organizational behavior; Success in business
    • Art Kleiner discusses his book, “Who Really Matters.” He begins by explaining the importance of a core group, an inner circle of elite members who make an organization run. He talks about several strategies for running a company, and that the...
    • Gayle Lynds interview, 2004

    • Intelligence service - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Women spies - Fiction; Extortion - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction; Cold War - Fiction
    • Gayle Lynds discusses her novel, “The Coil.” She begins by giving background information about her characters and their family relations and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) connections. She explains how she uses CIA spies in her story and their...
    • Stuart Farrell Tower interview, 2003

    • Jews, East European - Fiction; Immigrants in literature
    • Stuart Farrell Tower discusses his novel, “The Wayfarers.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a retired businessman who lives in Beverly Hills and travels to Romania to find out about the life of his father. He talks about a group of...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 2002 August 19

    • Leadership; Executive ability; Executives - Biography
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Geeks and Geezers.” He begins by discussing the terms “geeks” and “geezers” and why he chose the title of the book. He explains that geeks are thirty and under and geezers are seventy or older. In the book he...
    • Denise Nicholas interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Denise Nicholas discusses her novel, “Freshwater Road.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book about a teenage girl who joins a theater group in Mississippi during 1964. The book describes the tensions and changes that were happening in...
    • Otis Williams interview, 1988 October

    • Temptations (Musical group); Soul musicians - United States - Biography
    • Otis Williams discusses his book, “Temptations.” He begins by explaining how he was one of the members of the Motown music group The Temptations, and gives information on their early history. He talks about the influences of African American call...
    • Jonathan Kirsch interview

    • Terror - Religious aspects - Christianity - History; Inquisition
    • Jonathan Kirsch discusses his book, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual.” He begins by discussing the focus of some of his previous books and how this book is different in that it examines how government and religion allied together during the...
    • Oliver Sacks interview, 2002

    • Sacks, Oliver W. - Travel - Mexico; Ferns - Mexico; Oaxaca (Mexico : State) - Description and travel
    • Oliver Sacks discusses his book, “Oaxaca Journal.” He describes his trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with the American Fern Society and his visit to old ruins. Sacks shows a horsetail, a fern ally and primitive form of fern, he found. He talks about the...
    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • Mark Frost interview, 2007 May 04

    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 - Assassination attempts - Fiction; Attempted assassination - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Commando operations - Fiction; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 - Fiction
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Second Objective.” He begins by explaining that the book is a World War II thriller based on a real German operation that took place during the war. Frost discusses the plot which involves Lieutenant Colonel Otto...
    • Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz interview

    • Jewish women in the Holocaust; World War, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance
    • Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz discusses her book, “Double Jeopardy.” She begins by explaining that her book follows a group of women who were sent to a concentration camp and stayed together. She talks about the amount of humiliation and...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...
    • Thomas Parham interview, 2000

    • African Americans - Psychology
    • Thomas Parham discusses his book, “The Psychology of Blacks: An African-Centered Perspective,” co-authored with Joseph White and Adisa Ajamu. Parham says that the first edition of the book was written by White in about 1984 as an introduction to...
    • John Sayles interview, 2005 April 12

    • Short stories
    • John Sayles discusses his book, “The Anarchists’ Convention.” He explains that the book is a collection of short stories that depict ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Some of the characters include a lone child traveling west, a lonely...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1981 July 08

    • Role playing - Fiction; College students - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Mystery
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “Mazes and Monsters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about four college friends who bond over playing a medieval war game. She talks about the individual characteristics of the friends, and how the game...
    • Joseph Finder interview

    • Business intelligence - Fiction; Success in business - Fiction; Corporate culture - Fiction; Commercial crimes - Fiction; Deception - Fiction
    • Joseph Finder discusses his book, “Paranoia.” He begins by discussing the research he did into competition amongst American technology companies and how there is more espionage going on between these companies today then there was during the Cold...
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein interview, 1992

    • Harriman, Job, 1861-1925; Llano Colony (Secular community) - History; Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917; City planning - California - Los Angeles - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Politics and government
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein discuss their book, “Bread & Hyacinths.” Rolfe begins by explaining that the book is about the founding of Los Angeles and the rise of the labor movement in the 1880s. He talks about how General Harrison Otis...
    • Janet Carnay and Laura Wine Paster interview, 1992

    • Jewish women - United States; Feminism - United States; Women in Judaism - United States
    • Janet Carnay and Laura Wine Paster discuss their book, “The Jewish Women’s Awareness Guide.” They begin by explaining that the book was written by a group of 5 women, all different ages, that gives the perspectives of a wide range of women. They...
    • 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...

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