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    • Mortimer J. Adler interview interview, 1982

    • Truth; Good and evil; Aesthetics; Liberty; Equality; Justice (Philosophy)
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Six Great Ideas: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, Justice: Ideas We Judge By, Ideas We Act On.” He begins by talking about the status of education in America and how education will evolve in the...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He begins by explaining that his book focuses mainly on three documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. He talks about how the 13 colonies...
    • Brian Lamb interview, 1997

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Interviews; Books and reading; Authorship
    • Brian Lamb discusses his book, “Booknotes: America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas.” He talks about C-Span and the emphasis on viewing events and interviewees. Lamb says the United States has the best checks and...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He describes the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments of the Constitution that abolished slavery and allowed all men to have citizenship and be able to vote. He talks...
    • Jeff Britting interview, 2005 February 06

    • Philosophers - United States - Biography; Novelists, America - 20th century - Biography; Rand, Ayn
    • Jeff Britting discusses his book, “Ayn Rand.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of Ayn Rand, the vocal proponent of individualism and capitalism. Britting then shares some of the details of Rand’s life. He explains that at age...
    • Molly Chappellet interview, 1991

    • Chappellet Vineyards; Chappellet Vineyards Gardens (Saint Helena, Calif.)
    • Molly Chappellet discusses her book, “A Vineyard Garden.” She begins by explaining that she and her husband bought a vineyard in Napa Valley, California. She discusses how she has learned to design, cook, and entertain there. She shows several...
    • 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...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • United States - Foreign relations - 1981-1989; United States - Politics and government - 981-1989 - Decision making; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989; Presidents - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.” Reeves begins the interview by explaining that the book is a literary portrait of President Ronald Reagan. To research Reagan and his presidency, Reeves utilized...
    • Sidney Harman interview, 2004 March

    • Harman, Sidney, 1918-; Harman International - History; Audio equipment industry - United States; Businesspeople - United States - Biography
    • Sidney Harman discusses his book, “Mind Your Own Business.” He begins by explaining that the book discusses his life and his success in business. He shares his method of conducting business in which he rejects the practice of top-down authoritative...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview, 1994 September

    • Detective and mystery stories, American
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “A Cry in the Night. “ She begins by explaining that her book is about a single mother who starts dating a wealthy and dangerous man. She talks about how she does research and gets ideas by going to legal...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • Carol Higgins Clark interview, 1995

    • Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - Colorado - Aspen - Fiction; Aspen (Colo.) - Fiction
    • Carol Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “Iced.” She begins by explaining that the book follows her lead character, private investigator Regan Reilly. She talks about how she set her book in Aspen, Colorado and focuses on art theft in small...
    • Mat Johnson interview, 2003 July

    • African American neighborhoods - Fiction; Real estate business - Fiction; Real estate agents - Fiction; Gentrification - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mat Johnson discusses his novel, “Hunting in Harlem.” He begins by explaining that his book is a story about the recreation of Harlem and bringing in a new community. He introduces his 3 main characters who are released from prison and enlisted...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1989, short segment

    • Education - United States - History; Education - Philosophy
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind.” Adler states that most books considered “great” were first written by European men. He goes on to say that a great book touches great ideas and that...
    • David Wolstencroft interview

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • David Wolstencroft discusses his novel, “Good News, Bad News.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two co-workers who think the other is a spy. He talks about the differences between espionage in Britain and in the United States. He...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2004

    • Leadership - Moral and ethical aspects; Leadership - Psychological aspects; Power (Social sciences); Immorality
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Allure of Toxic Leaders.” She begins by talking about her teaching position at the Peter Drucker School of Business at the Claremont Graduate University. She explains how people are naturally drawn to...
    • Kirk Russell interview, 2005 February 14

    • California - Fiction; Marquez, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Poachers - Fiction; Poaching - Fiction; Bear hunting - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction; California. Dept. of Fish and Game - Fiction
    • Kirk Russell discusses his book, “Night Game.” He begins by explaining that this is the second book in his John Marquez Crime Novel series. Russell shares that in this book the main character, John Marquez, works for a Special Operations Unit for...
    • Ann Beattie interview, 1987

    • Katz, Alex, 1927– – Criticism and interpretation;
    • Ann begins the interview talking about what drew her to Alex Katz and how she came to know Alex’s work. For the majority of the interview, Ann discusses how she constructed the book from the details of Katz’s works and the commonalities she saw...
    • David Brin interview, 1985 February

    • Science fiction, American;
    • David begins the interview talking about how he became a science fiction writer. In particular, David talks about science fiction, like all good literature, needs to tell a good story, but science fiction has the ability to extend time and space...

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