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    • David Kessler interview, 2005

    • Grief; Loss (Psychology); Bereavement - Psychological aspects
    • David Kessler discusses the book he co-wrote with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, “On Grief and Grieving.” He begins by talking about his time working with Kübler-Ross before her death and applies her 5 stages of grief in the book. He talks about...
    • Simon Sebag Montefiore interview, 2004 June

    • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953; Heads of state - Soviet Union - Biography; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953
    • Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his biography, “Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar.” He begins by talking about Josef Stalin’s early life in Georgia and his relationship with his parents. Stalin was always a lover of literature and had a...
    • Ed Massey interview, 1996

    • Imagination - Fiction; Cows - Fiction; Art museums - Fiction; School field trips - Fiction
    • Ed Massey discusses his children’s book, “Milton.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a little boy who pretends he is a cow named Milton and walks through different paintings in an art museum. Massey talks about his art...
    • John Green interview, 1980 August 21

    • Pianists; Pianists - United States - Biography; Musicians - United States - Biography
    • Academy Award winning composer and pianist John Green discusses his life and plays selections from songs he’s composed. He begins by talking about his early life, and publishing his first song while studying at Harvard. He discusses his...
    • Ray Shannon interview, 2003

    • Executives - Fiction
    • Ray Shannon discusses his novel, “Man Eater.” He begins by explaining how his real name is Gar Anthony Haywood, but he decided to write this book under an alias so his readers wouldn’t get confused. He says the book is about a gangster who...
    • Harry Turtledove interview, 2002

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Fiction; Spaniards - Great Britain - Fiction; Dramatists - Fiction
    • Harry Turtledove discusses his book, “Ruled Britannia.” He begins by explaining that his alternative history novel focuses around what would have happened if the Spanish Armada had succeeded, and how William Shakespeare used his writing to...
    • Peter Barsocchini interview, 1989 April

    • Basketball players - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction
    • Peter Barsocchini discusses his novel, “Ghost.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young basketball player who grows up in a bad neighborhood. He talks about other books he’s worked on including a biography of Merv Griffin. ...
    • Edward Conlon interview, 2004 May

    • Conlon, Edward, 1965-; New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. - Biography; Police - New York (State) - New York - Biography
    • Edward Conlon discusses his autobiography, “Blue Blood.” He begins by explaining that he is a detective for the New York Police Force, and that he is a third generation policeman. He discusses several jobs he has had in law enforcement and...
    • Walter Anderson interview

    • Anderson, Walter, 1944-; Dysfunctional families - United States; Secrecy - Psychological aspects; Publishers and publishing - United States - Biography
    • Walter Anderson discusses his autobiography, “Meant To Be.” He begins by talking about coming home from the Marines because of the death of his father. During this time, his mother reveals to him that another man was actually his biological...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near...
    • Harry Crosby interview, 1982

    • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - History; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Social life and customs; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Biography
    • Harry Crosby discusses his book “Last of the Californios,” which he wrote and took photographs for. He begins by explaining the word Californio, which was a term used by settlers to describe indigenous people from Baja, California. The...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his novel, “Still Holding.” He begins by explaining that he grew up in Hollywood, CA and writes stories that explore the culture and heritage of the area. He describes the psychology of celebrity stalkers, look-a-likes,...
    • Joel Rapp interview, 2004 May

    • Rapp, Joel; Television writers - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Gardeners - United States - Biography; Radio broadcasters - United States - Biography
    • Joel Rapp discusses his autobiography, “Radio, TV, Mother Earth, & Me.” He begins by explaining that his father was a television program writer, and both of his parents were vaudeville actors. He talks about attending the University of...
    • Thomas Keneally interview, 1995 May

    • City and town life - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Irish - Australia - Fiction; Prejudices - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, “A River Town.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an older man who decides to adopt a troubled young girl. He talks about different methods that police use to solve murders in Australia. He...
    • John Allen Paulos interview, 2003

    • Investments - Psychological aspects; Stock exchanges - Psychological aspects; Stock exchanges - Mathematical models; Investment analysis; Stocks
    • John Allen Paulos discusses his book, “A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market.” He begins by discussing how people advertise stocks on the Internet. He talks about his decision to write the book after being involved in the WorldCom scandal,...
    • A. Scott Berg interview

    • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974; Air pilots - United States - Biography
    • A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Lindbergh.” He explains that the book is a biography of the life and career of the legendary aviator, Charles Lindbergh. Berg shares stories concerning the detailed research that he conducted in order to write...
    • Peter Maas interview, 1990 December

    • Taylor, Kenneth Z.; Taylor, Teresa, 1959-; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Trials (Murder) - New Jersey; Custody of children - New Jersey
    • Peter Maas discusses his book, “In a Child’s Name: The Legacy of a Mother’s Murder.” He begins by explaining that his book is a true story about Ken and Teresa Taylor. Teresa was Ken’s third wife, whom he beat to death, and then...
    • Robert Birchard interview

    • DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Robert Birchard discusses his book, “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that he has been interested in film history since he was a child. He then discusses his research process and his hope that DeMille’s personality comes...
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk interview

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Psychology; Presidents - United States - Biography; Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882; Depression in men; Depression, Mental
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his biography, “Lincoln’s Melancholy.” He begins with describing Abraham Lincoln’s history of depression and melancholy even as a child. He also talks about Lincoln’s friendship with Joshua F. Speed and how...
    • Carl T. Rowan interview, 1993 February

    • Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993; United States. Supreme Court - Biography; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; Judges - United States - Biography; African American judges - Biography
    • Carl T. Rowan discusses his book, “Dream Makers, Dream Breakers.” He begins by explaining that his book is a biography of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall, and he talks about his political beliefs and how he changed...

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