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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James Haspiel interview, 1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • James Haspiel discusses his biography, “Marilyn.” He begins by explaining that he was a personal friend of Marilyn Monroe for 10 years and captured rare home videos and candid photographs of her. The two met when he was 16 and he became part...
    • Daryl Cumber Dance interview

    • Mecklenburg Six (Group); Mecklenburg Correctional Center (Va.); Prisoners - Virginia - Biography; Fugitives from justice - Virginia - Biography; Escapes - Virginia - Case studies; African Americans - Folklore
    • Daryl Cumber Dance discusses her book, “Long Gone.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the 6 escaped death row inmates from Mecklenburg Prison in 1984, and other tales of black escape folklore. She talks about teaching at the...
    • Leonard Guarente interview

    • Aging - Genetic aspects; Aging - Molecular aspects
    • Leonard Guarente discusses his book, “Ageless Quest.” He begins by explaining that his book is about his personal search for eternal youth and to stop the aging process. He talks about his career as a biologist and professor at the...
    • Ehud Sprinzak interview, 1991

    • Nationalism - Israel; Right-wing extremists - Israel; Religious Zionism - Israel; Israel - Politics and government
    • Ehud Sprinzak discusses his book, “The Ascendance of Israel's Radical Right.” Sprinzak says that there is a core group of the radical right that are settlers in the occupied territories. He talks about the Gush Emunim movement and its belief...
    • 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...
    • Alan Dershowitz interview, 1991 May

    • Jews - United States - Biography; Lawyers - United States - Biography; Jews - United States - Politics and government; Jews - Politics and government - 1948-; Jews - Identity; Antisemitism - United States; United States - Ethnic relations
    • Alan Dershowitz discusses his book, “Chutzpah.” Dershowitz talks about Yale Law School and the difficulty finding employment at Wall Street law firms because of antisemitism. He also talks about Supreme Court justices, Elie Wiesel, Ronald...
    • Azar Nafisi interview, 2003

    • English teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching - Iran; American literature - Study and teaching - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran
    • Azar Nafisi discusses her book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Nafisi shares what happened in her life when she returned to Iran in 1979 to teach at the University of Tehran. She says she was expelled from the university...
    • Steven Barnes interview

    • Europeans - Africa - Fiction; Imperialism - Fiction; Colonies - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Africa - Colonies - Europe - Fiction; Africa - Fiction
    • Steven Barnes discusses his novel, “Lion’s Blood.” He begins by explaining how he wanted to create an alternative history and switch ethnic roles throughout time. He talks about how he uses the Irish people as a good example of a group to...

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