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    • Toni Bernay interview

    • Cancer - Popular works
    • Toni Bernay discusses her book, “When It’s Cancer.” She begins by explaining how important it is for the cancer patient and their loved ones to focus on being proactive. She emphasizes that there are so many options presented to the cancer patient...
    • David Raphael interview, 1989 November

    • Inquisition – Fiction; Jews – Spain – Fiction; Spain – History – Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479–1516 – Fiction;
    • In the first half of the interview, David discusses the conflict between the Christian and Moorish kingdoms for the control of the Iberian Peninsula. In particular, David discusses the important role Jews played in these wars and how that...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent.” He begins by explaining that the most important gift a parent can give his or her child is a sense of security and a positive sense of self. He talks about how parents can duplicate...
    • William Rusher interview, 1984 June

    • Conservatism - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989
    • William Rusher begins the interview describing how he became a conservative and then goes on to define modern American conservative thought. He argues that a proper understanding, a conservative understanding, of man’s nature, generally, requires...
    • Daniel J. Boorstin interview, 1992 October

    • Civilization - History; Arts - History; Creation
    • Daniel J. Boorstin discusses his book, “The Creators.” He begins by explaining that the idea of a single religious ‘creator’ is a Judeo-Christian phenomenon and it is not seen in other cultures that worship multiple gods. He talks about how his...
    • 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...
    • Paul Lazarus interview

    • Santa Barbara Writers' Conference
    • Paul Lazarus discusses the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference. He begins by explaining that he is the Vice President of Columbia Pictures, a director and screenwriter, and one of the people in charge of setting the conference up each year. He...
    • Linda Seger interview, 1990 October

    • Motion picture authorship; Drama - Technique; Characters and characteristics in literature; Motion picture plays - Technique; Fiction - Technique
    • Linda Seger discusses her books, “Making a Good Script Great” and “Creating Unforgettable Characters.” She begins by explaining that her books focus on how to write and sell successful film scripts in Hollywood. She says that rewriting is one of...
    • John Truby interview, 2007

    • Storytelling
    • John Truby discusses his book, “The Anatomy of Story.” He begins by explaining that the book is about the 22 essential elements of a good story. He talks about how important it is for an author to be able to give a short premise of his story and...
    • James Burke interview, 1986

    • Science - History; Technology - History
    • James Burke discusses his book, “The Day the Universe Changed.” The book takes a look at several important discoveries and schools of thought that changed the way people viewed the world. He begins by discussing the outlook of the ancient Greeks...
    • Jon Gindick interview, 1998 August

    • Harmonica – Methods – Self-instruction; Harmonica – Studies and exercises; National music – United States; Harmonica; National music; United States;
    • Jon begins the interview talking about the history of the harmonica. For example, Jon talks about the role of the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton in developing the standard harmonica notation style. In addition, Jon talks about and...
    • Judith Love Cohen interview

    • Women engineers - Juvenile literature; Engineering - Vocational guidance; Women engineers; Engineers; Engineering - Vocational guidance; Vocational guidance
    • Judith Love Cohen discusses her book, “You Can Be a Woman Engineer.” She begins by explaining that this is part of a series of books she has written, designed to teach young women to broaden their career paths. She describes her own career as an...
    • Robert Greene interview, 2006

    • Conduct of life
    • Robert Greene discusses his book, “The 33 Strategies of War.” He begins by explaining that a good war strategy is to not fight at all, such as ignoring attacks like Queen Elizabeth I did during the defeat over the Spanish Armada. He talks about...
    • Cecilia Rasmussen interview, 1998 November

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles County (Calif.) - History;
    • Cecilia begins the interview talking the sometimes “unique” and often “unknown” people that contributed to the development of LA. Connie and Cecilia spend the majority of the interview talking about the unconventional individuals, like Joseph...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Richard D. Lavoie interview, 2005

    • Social skills in children; Learning disabled children; Social acceptance in children; Interpersonal relations in children
    • Richard Lavoie discusses his book, “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend.” He begins by talking about how important school is for learning disabled children because they need to learn proper social interaction. He describes qualities all children...
    • Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel interview, 1986 March

    • Heller, Joseph - Health; Guillain-Barré syndrome - Patients - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Polyradiculoneuropathy - Personal Narratives; Heller, Joseph...
    • In a funny and at times, irreverent manner, Joseph and Speed talk about Joseph’s battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a debilitating disease that would leave him temporarily paralyzed, and the important roll that his friends played in taking care...
    • Dennis Wholey interview, 1997

    • Life; Change (Psychology); Spiritual life
    • Dennis Wholey discusses his book, The Miracle of Change, which explores change in all its aspects and its impact on an individual’s sense of well-being. Filled with practical strategies and important insights, The Miracle of Change, draws upon the...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau of...
    • Pamela Kaufman interview, 2002 March

    • Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England; 1122?–1204 – Fiction; Henry II, King of England, 1133–1189 – Fiction; Louis VII, King of France, approximately 1120–1180 – Fiction; Queens – Fiction; Great Britain – History –...
    • Pamela begins the interview talking about what made Eleanor such a fascinating person. For the majority of the interview, Pamela discusses the connections between the plot and characters in her novel with the actual history of 12th century France...

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