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    • 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 and...
    • 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 successful...
    • 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...
    • 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 players...
    • 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 influenced by...
    • 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 then...
    • 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 stage as...
    • 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 Marcos’s...
    • 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 natural...
    • 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 helped...
    • E. Duke Vincent interview, 2005

    • Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Italian Americans - Fiction; Jewish teenagers - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Gangs - Fiction
    • E. Duke Vincent discusses his novel, “Mafia Summer.” He begins with his personal story of growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. He talks about how he was connected to prominent members of the Italian mafia, and how he did...
    • Gary H. Grossman interview, 2004

    • Presidential candidates - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction; Intelligence service - Fiction; Political crimes and offenses - Fiction
    • Gary H. Grossman discusses his novel, “Executive Actions.” He begins by explaining the role of Russian sleeper agents in America and how many have stayed in the United States after The Cold War. He also talks about how Andropov University set up...
    • Marlo Thomas interview, 2006 June

    • Success; Celebrities - United States
    • Marlo discusses how hearing the right words at the right time can make a difference in the lives of others. Marlo relates that her father always managed to find the right thing to say to her at the right time, and she has used those words to get...
    • Lucinda Franks interview

    • Franks, Thomas Edward; Franks, Lucinda; World War, 1939-1945 - Military intelligence - United States; Spies - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States
    • Lucinda Franks discusses her book, “My Father’s Secret War.” She begins by talking about how she was the youngest winner of a Pulitzer Prize. She discusses how she went through her father’s things one day and started finding Nazi artifacts in his...
    • James Rudin interview, 1989 January

    • Jaffe, Hirshel - Health; Rabbis - New York (State) - Newburgh - Biography; Leukemia - Patients - Biography
    • James Rudin begins the interview discussing how the power of faith and friendship helped his friend, rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, overcome cancer and a crisis of faith. James delves into a number of different topics during the interview, ranging from a...
    • Susanne Pari interview

    • Women - Iran - Fiction; Iranian Americans - Fiction
    • Susanne Pari discusses her novel, “The Fortune Catcher.” She begins by explaining the book is based off her life experiences growing up in Iran during the revolution. Pari lived there until 1978 because her father traveled around Iran for his...
    • 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...
    • 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 readers...
    • 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 families...
    • 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 publishing...

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