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    • Marianne Wiggins interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Radiation - Fiction; Tennessee - Fiction
    • Marianne Wiggins discusses her book, “Evidence of Things Unseen.” She begins by examining the book’s characters Fos and Flash who met while serving in France during World War I. While on a trip to the Outer Banks in Tennessee to study a meteor...
    • John Ridley interview, 2002 June 12

    • African American comedians - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Racism - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • John Ridley discusses his book, “ A Conversation With the Mann.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a young black man’s struggle to become a comedian on The Ed Sullivan Show and achieve fame. He describes some of the other characters...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • Joan Nathan interview

    • Cooking, American
    • Joan Nathan discusses her book, “The New American Cooking.” She begins by explaining that American cuisine today is a combination of many different styles from other countries. She talks about how American food today is influenced by the...
    • John Sayles interview, 2005 April 12

    • Short stories
    • John Sayles discusses his book, “The Anarchists’ Convention.” He explains that the book is a collection of short stories that depict ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Some of the characters include a lone child traveling west, a lonely...
    • Dominick Dunne interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Pictorial works; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Motion picture producers...
    • Dominick Dunne discusses his book, “The Way We Lived Then.” He explains how the work began as a picture book and later evolved into a book chronicling Dunne’s famous Hollywood parties and social soirees. The collection of photographs, featuring...
    • David Brinkley interview, 1989 July

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Washington (D.C.); World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American; Washington (D.C.) - History
    • David Brinkley discusses his book, “Washington Goes to War.” Brinkley talks about the singer, Marian Anderson, and the protests of Howard University students. He then describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency and the Unites States’...
    • Eric Copage interview

    • African Americans - Biography - Anecdotes; Inspiration - Anecdotes; Social values - United States - Anecdotes; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; African Americans - Conduct of life - Anecdotes
    • Eric Copage discusses his book, “Soul Food.” He begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of inspirational stories, poems and fables written by and for African Americans. Some of the authors include, Nikki Giovanni, Oprah Winfrey, Queen...
    • 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...
    • James Sheehan interview, 2005

    • Attorney and client - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Florida - Fiction
    • James Sheehan discusses his novel, “The Mayor of Lexington Avenue.” He begins by talking about the plot of the story and giving background information on the characters. He discusses his own background of studying law and growing up in New York...
    • Chris Cerf interview, 1995

    • American wit and humor; Euphemism - Humor; Language and culture - Humor; Dating (Social customs) - Humor
    • Chris Cerf discusses his book, “The Official Sexually Correct Dictionary and Dating Guide," co-authored by Henry Beard. Cerf talks about male professor eye contact, the political construct of masculinity, and feminism. Other topics discussed...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard interview, 2003

    • Megalithic monuments - England - Wiltshire - Juvenile literature; Megalithic monuments; Stonehenge (England) - Juvenile literature; Wiltshire (England) - Antiquities - Juvenile literature; Stonehenge (England); England -...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard discusses her books, “Valley of the Kings,” and “Stonehenge.” She begins by explaining that she is an archaeologist and was asked to write a series of books that dealt with famous monuments. She talks about the Egyptian Valley...
    • Ken Annakin interview, 2001

    • Annakin, Ken; Motion picture producers and directors - Great Britain - Biography
    • Ken Annakin discusses his book, “So You Wanna Be a Director.” He begins by explaining how he traveled all around Europe as a child, and got his first movie role as a member of a boy’s choir. He started his film career by doing propaganda films...
    • William Wallis interview, 2004 June

    • Opera - Analysis, appreciation; Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Boheme; Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen; Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata; Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Rake's progress
    • William Wallis discusses his book, “A Dream of Love Fulfilled: An Introduction to Romantic Opera as Literature: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of la Bohème, Carmen, la Traviata and the Rake’s Progress.” He begins by introducing the 5 operatic...
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer interview, 2003 March 24

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Television - Production and direction
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer discuss their book, “Creative Filmmaking.” They begin by explaining the “Five Is” of creativity: Introspection, Inquiry, Intuition, Interaction, and Impact. Some of the people they discuss in the book include Conrad...
    • Mary MacCracken interview, 1982

    • Juvenile delinquency - United States - Case studies; Teachers - Training of - United States - Case studies; Urban schools - United States
    • Mary MacCracken discusses her book, “City Kid.” She begins by explaining that her book is a case study of children in inner city public school systems. She talks about her experience teaching autistic and schizophrenic children, and that she...
    • Harold Schulweis interview, 2001 October 05

    • Judaism - Customs and practices - Meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects -Judaism - Meditations; Life change events - Religious aspects - Judaism - Meditations; Jewish meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects - Judaism - Poetry
    • Harold Schulweis discusses his book, “Finding Each Other in Judaism.” He begins by explaining that the first instance of philosophical wisdom that is found in the bible is when God says that it is not good for the human being to be alone and makes...
    • Martin Cruz Smith interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Japan - Tokyo - Fiction; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 - Fiction; Americans - Japan - Fiction; Tokyo (Japan) - Fiction
    • Martin Cruz Smith discusses his book, “December 6.” He begins by sharing that his uncle was a fireman on the Arizona and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. He then discusses the plot of the book and the protagonist, Harry....
    • Bridget Hughes interview 2004 August 02

    • Literature - Collections
    • Bridget Hughes discusses her book, “The Paris Review.” She begins by sharing that prior to George Plimpton’s death and her promotion to editor she had been a managing editor for "The Paris Review" and worked directly with Plimpton putting the...

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