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    • 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...
    • Swanee Hunt interview, 2006

    • Hunt, Swanee; Hunt, Swanee - Family; Ambassadors - United States - Biography; Women ambassadors - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Women - Political activity - United States; United States - Foreign...
    • Swanee Hunt discusses her autobiography, “Half-Life of a Zealot.” She begins by explaining that she was the United States ambassador to Austria under the presidency of Bill Clinton. She talks about growing up in Texas and her relationship...
    • Mary MacCracken interview, 1987 November

    • 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 about her story of how she went back to college when in her 40s. She discusses the problems with age differences between her and her peers. She...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and...
    • Pierre Franey interview

    • Cooking
    • Pierre Franey prepares food and discusses his book, “More 60 Minute Gourmet.” He begins by making curry chicken and rice with a side of cucumber and yogurt salad. He shares that his family came from France and that he decided to be a cook...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 2002 August 19

    • Leadership; Executive ability; Executives - Biography
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Geeks and Geezers.” He begins by discussing the terms “geeks” and “geezers” and why he chose the title of the book. He explains that geeks are thirty and under and geezers are seventy or older. In the...
    • Ted Van Dyk interview

    • Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Political culture - United States - History - 20th century; Presidents - United States -...
    • Ted Van Dyk discusses his book, “Heroes, Hacks, and Fools.” He begins by sharing his memories of Jean Monnet, then head of the European Commission, who discouraged him from working in politics. He discusses his role working for Hubert Humphrey...
    • Garry Wills interview

    • Catholic Church - Apologetic works; Papacy
    • Garry Wills discusses his book, “Why I am a Catholic.” Wills shares the importance of Catholicism in his own life and his experiences with faith both as a child and as a Jesuit seminarian. He expounds on the history of the Catholic church...
    • Nicholas Evans interview, 2005 October 11

    • Western stories; Love stories
    • Nicholas Evans discusses his book, “The Divide.” He begins by discussing the multiple meanings that his title has and how it not only relates to physical space in the book but most importantly it comments on the divide between men and women in...
    • John E. O'Toole interview, 1981

    • Advertising; Advertising - United States
    • John E. O’Toole discusses his book, “The Trouble with Advertising.” He begins by explaining that advertising is changing because more people are watching cable instead of network television. He talks about the thought process that networks...
    • Alice Randall interview

    • Russian teachers - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Football players - Fiction; Interracial dating - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American women college teachers - Fiction; Pushkin,...
    • Alice Randall discusses her book, “Pushkin and the Queen of Spades.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows Winsor Armstrong who is a Harvard-educated professor of Russian literature whose son, Pushkin-who she named after...
    • David Wallechinsky interview

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The Knowledge Book.” He begins by discussing his own family and how neither of his parents went to college and instead were both autodidacts. He shares his memories growing up the child of parents who...
    • Bob Colacello interview, 2004 October 18

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Actors - United States - Biography; Governors - California - Biography; Presidents’ spouses - United States - Biography
    • Bob Colacello discusses his book, “Ronnie and Nancy.” He begins by explaining that Nancy Reagan’s real name was actually Ann Francis and she was originally named after her aunt, but from a young age she was called Nancy. Colacello then...
    • Ed Victor interview, 2002

    • Reducing Diets
    • Ed Victor discusses his book, “The Obvious Diet.” He begins by explaining that he believes weight loss is simple, as long as people are able to stick to a healthy meal plan. He talks about moving to London as a graduate student and the...

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