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    • Mortimer Adler interview, 1990 November

    • Religion; Truth; Religious pluralism
    • Mortimer Adler discusses his book, "Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth: An Essay in the Philosophy of Religion." The book is about religion from a philosopher's point of view. He believes that people who argue...
    • Jeanne Guillemin interview, 2005

    • Biological warfare - History; Bioterrorism
    • Jeanne Guillemin discusses her book, "Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism." She speaks about the anthrax epidemic that took place in the Soviet Union in 1979. In 1992, Guillemin was part...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that...
    • Mark Barondess interview

    • Marriage; Divorce; Antenuptial contracts; Lawyers; Simons, Gene; Tweed, Shannon; Black, Lewis, 1948-
    • Mark Barondess discusses his book, “What Were You Thinking??” He begins by explaining that he wrote the book with the intention of being candid about the realities of marriage and divorce. He shares his opinions on topics such as prenuptial...
    • Mark Haskell Smith interview

    • Family - owned business enterprises - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Murder for hire - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Cooks - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Mark Haskell Smith discusses his book, “Delicious.” He begins by explaining that in Hawaii companies often form monopolies and that his book is actually based on a true story in which a company from the Midwest tried to move in on a Hawaiian...
    • Nicolas Slonimsky interview, 1988

    • Musicians - United States - Biography; Lexicographers - United States - Biography
    • Nicolas Slonimsky discusses his book, “Perfect Pitch: A Life Story.” Slonimsky talks about the time he was the piano teacher of the niece and nephew of the Russian czar and describes “perfect pitch.” He also talks about his Jewish...
    • Hugh Downs interview, 1988 December

    • Television personalities - United States - Biography; Downs, Hugh
    • Hugh Downs discusses his autobiography, “On Camera.” He begins by explaining how he got his start in radio and then later moved to television. Downs discusses his early exposure to “The University of Chicago Roundtable.” He goes on to share...
    • Gayle Lynds interview, 2004

    • Intelligence service - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Women spies - Fiction; Extortion - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction; Cold War - Fiction
    • Gayle Lynds discusses her novel, “The Coil.” She begins by giving background information about her characters and their family relations and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) connections. She explains how she uses CIA spies in her story and...
    • Ken Bloom interview

    • Popular music - United States - Bibliography; Musicals - United States - Bibliography
    • Ken Bloom discusses his book, “American Song.” He begins by explaining that the book is divided into categories such as, singers and songwriters. The book examines the major singers, songwriters, and popular songs of the early twentieth...
    • Helen Scully interview

    • Southern States - Fiction
    • Helen Scully discusses her book, “In the Hope of Rising Again.” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows three generations of a family in Mobile, Alabama. The book takes place during major historic time periods such as, the...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Geoffrey Wolff interview, 2003

    • O'Hara, John, 1905-1970; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography, “The Art of Burning Bridges.” He begins by explaining the early life of author John O’Hara: his father left his family with little money and O’Hara desperately wanted to go to Yale. He began his...
    • Dylan Schaffer interview

    • California, Northern - Fiction; Public defenders - Fiction; Indecent exposure - Fiction; Attorney and client - Fiction
    • Dylan Schaffer discusses his book, “Misdemeanor Man.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book, which follows the main character Gordon who deals with low-level cases in the public defender's office and performs in a Berry Manilow tribute...
    • Bill Bryan interview

    • Reality television programs
    • Bill Bryan discusses his book, “Keep It Real.” He begins by commenting on the similarities between the book’s plot and some major modern television shows. He then details the plot of the novel which follows the protagonist Ted who over hears...
    • Linda Palmer interview

    • Television soap operas; Murder mysteries
    • Linda Palmer discusses her book, “Love is Murder.” She begins by explaining how she came up with the idea for the plot, which is a murder mystery set in the world of daytime soap opera television. Palmer explains that prior to writing mystery...
    • Michael Walsh interview 2003 February 21

    • Madden, Owney, 1891-1980 - Fiction; Irish American criminals - Fiction; Prohibition - Fiction; Criminals - Fiction; Hot Springs (Ark.) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Michael Walsh discusses his book, “And All the Saints.” He begins by explaining why he chose to write in the first person as Owney Madden, an Irish gangster who lived during the early 1900s. He discusses how the book is based on real events...
    • Denny McLain interview, 1988 September

    • Ex-convicts - United States - Biography; Baseball - United States - Biography; McLain, Denny
    • Denny McLain discusses his book, “Strikeout.” He begins by explaining that the book is an autobiographical account of his life. He discusses how he got involved in baseball and how difficult it was to make the transition from being a major...
    • Stewart Udall interview, 1987 October

    • Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510–1554; Spaniards – Southwest, New – History – Pictorial works; America – Discovery and exploration – Spanish; Southwest, New – Pictorial works;
    • Stewart Udall in To the Inland Empire retraces the trails of Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and other Spanish explorers in North America. For the majority of the interview, Udall discusses a number of the stories, from the...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1995 March

    • Consolidation and merger of corporations – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Literary agents – Fiction; Friendship – Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Laura talk about the major characters and plot points in the book. They discuss the literary influences that helped shape the characters and themes in her book as well as Laura’s work in the...

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