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    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1992 November

    • Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001; Philosophers - United States - Biography
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his degree...
    • 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...
    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • Malachy McCourt interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Large type books; Irish Americans - New York (State) - New York - Biography; McCourt, Malachy, 1931-
    • Malachy McCourt discusses his book, “A Monk Swimming.” McCourt explains that his book is a memoir of his life, which begins in New York City in 1952 at the age of twenty. He goes on to discuss his life as an actor, bartender, writer, and...
    • Nicholas Kublicki interview, 2002 December 09

    • Diamond mines and mining - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Arkansas - Fiction
    • Nicholas Kublicki discusses his book, “The Diamond Conspiracy.” He begins by stating that diamonds themselves are neither good nor bad and that it is the diamond business and diamond cartels that lead to questions of good and bad. He then discusses...
    • 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...
    • Joie Davidow interview, 2003

    • Davidow, Joie; Hemangiomas - Patients - United States - Biography; Birthmarks - Patients - United States - Biography; Hemangiomas - Psychological aspects; Birthmarks - Psychological aspects
    • Joie Davidow discusses her autobiography, “Marked for Life.” She begins by explaining that she was born with a large birthmark on her face and has worn a mask of makeup her whole life. She talks about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and what it...
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen interview, 1990 October

    • Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937; Bern, Paul, 1889-1932; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen discuss their book, “Deadly Illusions.” Marx begins by explaining that the book began when he started asking questions about the apparent suicide of his friend Paul Bern. At the time of his death Bern was married...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • Ron Carlson interview

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Idaho - Fiction
    • Ron Carlson discusses his book, “Five Skies.” He begins by discussing each of his characters and the effort he put into making them sound real and building their relationships and dialogue. He explains that the book is the story of three men who...
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni interview

    • East Indian American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Divorced mothers - Fiction; Dreams - Fiction; California - Fiction; India - Fiction
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni discusses her novel, “Queen of Dreams.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who finds out that her dead mother was a dream interpreter. She discusses the girl's close relationship with her mother,...
    • 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...
    • Dinah Lenney interview, 2007 May 04

    • Gross, Nelson, 1932-1997; Lenney, Dinah; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Millionaires - Crimes against - New Jersey - Case studies; Children of murder victims - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States - Biography;...
    • Dinah Lenney discusses her book, “Bigger than Life.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life and experiences beginning with the traumatic event of her father’s kidnapping in 1997. She shares how her father, Nelson Gross, was...
    • Katherine Neville interview, 1989 January

    • Chess sets - Fiction; Puzzles - Fiction
    • Katherine Neville discusses her novel, “The Eight.” She begins by explaining that the book is about two sisters who steal a large jewel from a convent. She talks about the extensive research she did for the novel. She discusses how her book...
    • Leo F. Buscaglia interview

    • Dinners and dining; Make-ahead cooking; Menus; Cooking for two
    • Leo F. Buscaglia discusses his book, “Leo Buscaglia’s Love Cookbook.” He begins by talking about how he came from a large Italian family, and wanted to recreate his recipes and feelings of warmth in this book. He talks about how he decided to...
    • Tom Nolan interview, 1999

    • Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Tom Nolan discusses his book, “Ross MacDonald: A Biography.” He begins by explaining why he wrote on Ross Macdonald, the pen name of writer Ken Millar. He talks about Macdonald’s early life growing up with an abusive family. He describes how...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • Eric Klinenberg interview, 2006

    • Broadcasting policy - United States; Mass media policy - United States
    • Eric Klinenberg discusses his book, “Fighting for Air.” He begins by talking about how a few large corporations own the majority of small local radio channels. He tells a story of how a toxic chemical spill in Texas endangered the lives of the...
    • Cheryl Rogers-Barnett interview

    • Cookery, American - Western style; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Miscellanea
    • Cheryl Rogers-Barnett discusses her book, “The All-American Cowboy Grill.” Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, daughter of Dale and Roy Rogers, explains that coming from such a large family they did a lot of cooking, which led her to compile this cookbook,...

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