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    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney High...
    • John Weitz interview, 1994 September

    • Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Fiction
    • John Weitz discusses his novel, “Friends in High Places.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young German man who finds himself immersed in the politics of the Nazi party. He talks about how the man cannot immigrate to the United...
    • H. G. Bissinger interview, 1990

    • Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) - Football; Football - Social aspects - Texas - Odessa
    • H. G. Bissinger discusses his book, “Friday Night Lights.” He begins by describing his time watching the 1988 Permian High School football team in the town of Odessa, TX. He talks about the culture of a small town and how everyone rallies for...
    • Max Frankel interview

    • Soviet Union - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - Soviet Union; Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Max Frankel discusses his book, “High Noon.” The book explores the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the minds of the men who provoked and later resolved the infamous confrontation. As a journalist, Frankel explains how he utilized his own...
    • Allison Burnett interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction
    • Allison Burnett discusses his book, “House Beautiful.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel which tells the story of a summer in New York city in which B.K. Troop, a bipolar, alcoholic, homosexual turns his Manhattan brownstone into a...
    • Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark interview, 2004 May

    • Women deans (Education) - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction; Adopted children - Fiction; Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction; Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Los...
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying before a...
    • J. Robert Beyster interview, 2008

    • Science Applications International Corporation; High technology industries - Management; High technology industries - United States; Employee ownership - United States; Engineering firms - United States - History
    • J. Robert Beyster discusses his book, “The SAIC Solution.” He begins by explaining that he was a nuclear physicist who started the employee-owned Science Applications International Corporation. The business allowed PhD scientists to do research...
    • Kendall Hailey interview, 1988 March

    • Hailey, Kendall, 1966-; Self-culture; High school graduates - United States - Biography
    • Kendall Hailey discusses her autobiography, “The Day I Became an Autodidact.” She begins by explaining that an autodidact is someone who is self-taught. She talks about graduating high school and her decision not to go to college. She discusses...
    • Rita Mae Brown interview, 1986 May

    • Women soldiers - Fiction; Lesbians - Fiction; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Rita Mae Brown discusses her novel, “High Hearts.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the Civil War told from a woman’s point of view. She talks about how she modeled the book's characters after people she knows in real life. She...
    • Mary O'Hara-Devereaux interview, 2005

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts; Social change - Forecasting; Civilization, Modern - 1950 - Forecasting; Social institutions - Forecasting; Information society - Forecasting; High technology - Social aspects - Forecasting; Technological...
    • Nancy O'Hara-Devereaux discusses her book, "Navigating the Badlands: Thriving in the Decade of Radical Transformation." The book is about the current global economy and where it is going and the use of past and current business techniques. She...
    • Steven Isoardi interview

    • Jazz - California - Los Angeles - History and criticism; Jazz musicians - California - Los Angeles - Interviews; Central Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Steven Isoardi discusses the book, “Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles.” Isoardi says the book covers the period ranging from the 1920s to the 1950s. He describes Central Avenue as the “Los Angeles Harlem” and talks about jazz musicians...
    • Peter C. Whybrow interview

    • Affective disorders; Self; Personality; Health
    • Peter C. Whybrow discusses his book, “A Mood Apart.” He begins by explaining how he is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He says that 15% of people with severe mood disorders end up committing suicide. He lists several...
    • Howard J. Ruff interview, 1981

    • Finance, Personal; Investments; United States - Economic conditions - 1971-1981
    • Howard J. Ruff discusses his book, “Survive and Win in the Inflationary Eighties.” He begins by explaining that his book helps people to save money and prepare themselves financially for the future. He talks about power shortages that large...
    • Mary Cunningham interview, 1984 June

    • Agee, Mary Cunningham, 1951-; Agee, William M., 1938-; Bendix Corporation; Allied Corporation; Martin Marietta Corporation; Executives - United States - Biography; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States‬
    • In the first half of the interview, Mary Cunningham discusses her personal experience as an executive working for Bendix; an organization Cunningham describes as beset by internal power play politics. The second half of the interview centers on...
    • Myla Goldberg interview, 2000

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Jewish girls - Fiction; Spelling ability - Fiction
    • Myla Goldberg discusses her book, “Bee Season.” Goldberg describes the protagonist, Eliza, and her spelling bee competition win. She also describes Eliza’s family and her father’s observant Judaism. Goldberg says character development is organic...
    • Andrea Seigel interview, 2004 June

    • High school students - Fiction; Grandparent and child - Fiction; Foster parents - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction‬
    • Andrea begins the interview talking about her motivations in writing a book about a teenage girl with psychological problems that could not be subsumed under the usual troubles that teenage girls experience. Connie and Andrea spend the majority of...
    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock interview

    • Socialites - Fiction; Rich People - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Widows - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Upper class - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Young women - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and...
    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock discusses her novel, “One Dangerous Lady.” She begins by talking about the plot of the book and how social climbing and murder go hand-in-hand. She then talks about her background growing up in high society and her...
    • Jennifer Saginor interview

    • Saginor, Jennifer; Playboy Enterprises - Biography; Children of divorced parents - Psychology; Girls - Conduct of life
    • Jennifer Saginor discusses her autobiography, “Playground.” She begins by talking about her father’s occupation as Hugh Hefner’s physician and her early childhood memories of swimming and playing at the Playboy Mansion. She also gives background...
    • Elinor Donahue interview, 1998 November

    • Donahue, Elinor, 1937 - Anecdotes Cooking
    • Elinor begins the interview talking about her life in Hollywood and the specific recipes that accompanied the different stages of her life in Los Angeles and Hollywood. For example, she discusses going to high school with Elizabeth Taylor, Jane...
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter interview, 1995 October

    • Small business - United States - Management; Competition, International; Community development - United States
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses her book, “World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy.” Martinson recites the “3 C’s:” competence, concepts, and connections, which Kanter believes are important in order for the United States to join the...

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