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    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • Franz Wisner interview, 2005

    • Wisner, Franz - Travel; Wisner, Kurt Oscar - Travel; Brothers - United States - Biography; Travelers - United States - Biography; Betrothal - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States
    • Franz Wisner discusses his book, “Honeymoon with my Brother.” He begins by explaining that his fiancée called off their wedding 5 days before the ceremony, so Franz took his brother Kurt on the honeymoon he had tickets to. The two brothers...
    • Jewell Parker Rhodes interview

    • Pittsburgh (Pa.) - Social life and customs - Fiction; African American poor families - Fiction
    • Jewell Parker Rhodes discusses her book, “Porch Stories.” She begins by explaining that the book is a tribute to her grandmother who helped raise Rhodes and significantly influenced and inspired her. She shares how she was left with her father...
    • Kevin Maney interview, 2003 April 28

    • Businessmen - United States - Biography; Computer industry - United States - History; International Business Machines Corporation - History; Watson, Arthur Kittredge, 1919 - 1974; Watson, Thomas J., 1914 - 1993; Watson, Thomas John, 1874 - 1956
    • Kevin Maney discusses his book, “The Maverick and his Machine.” He begins by explaining that the book is the story of Thomas Watson’s transformation of the disorganized Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company into the more efficient and...
    • John Eliot interview, 2004 November 05

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Overachievement
    • John Eliot discusses his book, “Overachievement.” He begins by discussing how he served as a consultant to Rice University’s Baseball team who won the National Championship in 2003. He explains that as the team’s consultant he helped the...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He begins by explaining how the Declaration of Independence helped the 13 original American colonies break away from English rule. He talks about how Thomas Jefferson was...
    • Marc Eliot interview, 2004 October 12

    • Grant, Cary, 1904-1986; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Marc Eliot discusses his book, “Cary Grant.” He begins by discussing Grant's early childhood in Victorian England during which he was called Archie Leach. He then shares that when Grant first came to New York and was trying to get parts on...
    • Mark Victor Hansen interview, 1997

    • Parables; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; Christian life; Christian life - Anecdotes
    • Mark Victor Hansen discusses his national bestseller, “Chicken Soup For the Christian Soul.” He begins the interview by talking about specific stories from the book and tells one about the creation of the Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz. He...
    • Lewis Simons interview, 1987

    • Philippines - History - Revolution, 1986
    • Lewis Simons discusses his book, “Worth Dying For.” Simons, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Philippines, begins by explaining that the book explores the background of the Philippine Revolution. He discusses how Ferdinand...
    • Roger Khan interview, 1989 February

    • Rose, Pete, 1941-; Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team); Baseball players - United States - Biography
    • Roger Khan discusses Pete Rose’s autobiography, “Pete Rose: My Story,” which he helped to coauthor. Khan begins by describing Pete Rose’s early years, familial pressures, and playing in the minor leagues. He describes how Rose had some...
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the...
    • Yaron Svoray interview, 2003 July

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Economic aspects - Germany; World War, 1939-1945 - Economic aspects - Germany; World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - Germany; Diamonds - Germany - History - 20th century; Jewish property - Germany
    • Yaron Svoray discusses his book, “Blood From a Stone.” He begins by explaining that he was approached by a soldier on the French and German border who had buried 40 uncut diamonds. He talks about how these diamonds were taken from Jewish...
    • Susan Bernard interview, 1993 August

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Portraits
    • Susan Bernard discusses her book, “Bernard of Hollywood’s Marilyn.” She begins by explaining that her father Bruno Bernard was a famous Hollywood photographer who had a close relationship with Marilyn Monroe. She talks about how her father...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1995 March

    • Consolidation and merger of corporations – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Literary agents – Fiction; Friendship – Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Laura talk about the major characters and plot points in the book. They discuss the literary influences that helped shape the characters and themes in her book as well as Laura’s work in the...
    • Benjamin Weissman interview, 2004 May

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Skis and skiing; Ski resorts - Fiction; Short stories
    • Benjamin Weissman discusses his book of short stories, “Headless.” He begins by explaining that he divided the book into 4 parts and did the illustrations for each section too. He describes one of his stories “Marnie,” and talks about how...
    • Alan Dershowitz interview, 1995 December

    • Trials (Rape) - Fiction; Legal ethics - Fiction; Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Alan Dershowitz discusses his book, “The Advocate’s Devil.” Dershowitz describes the characters such as Abe Ringle, the protagonist. He says that his mentors and clients helped him construct the characters and the book brings up issues such...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions...
    • Isadore Rosenfeld interview

    • Alternative medicine - Popular works
    • Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld discusses his book, “Dr. Rosenfeld’s Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What’s Right For You.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write this book after seeing an obscure form of...
    • Deborah and Gerald Strober interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Ronald – Friends and associates – Interviews; Oral history; United States – Politics and government – 1981 – 1989;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and the Strobers talk about a number of the different people they interviewed for the book that helped define the Reagan administration. For example, they discuss the relationship between Reagan and...
    • Warren Eckstein interview, 1998

    • Eckstein, Warren; Dog trainers - United States - Biography; Animal behavior therapists - United States - Biography
    • Warren Eckstein discusses his autobiography, “Memoirs of a Pet Therapist.” He begins by explaining that he worked on the Today Show with Regis and Kathy as a pet therapist, answering people’s questions on animal behavior. He talks about his...

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