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    • Robert B. Edgerton interview

    • Military ethics - Japan - History; Sociology, Military - Japan - History; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; Japan - Armed Forces - History
    • Robert B. Edgerton discusses his book, “Warriors of the Rising Sun.” He begins by explaining how Japan trained a great military in the 1600s, but decided to stay isolated and not conquer other lands. He talks about the war between the Russians...
    • Steve Sohmer interview, 1991

    • Disarmament - Fiction; United States - Armed Forces - Fiction
    • Steve Sohmer discusses his book, “Patriots.” He says he spent three years researching the book by meeting and talking with people in the military. Sohmer explains that the rules about romance between officers and enlisted personnel in the...
    • 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...
    • Thomas J. Hamilton interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - History; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - 1940-1950; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)
    • Admiral Thomas Hamilton discusses his life and his time serving in the United States Navy. He begins by explaining the history of the U.S.S. Enterprise naval vessel. He talks about his job as a football coach for the Naval Academy and his...
    • Bob Stone interview, 2003 July

    • Administrative agencies - United States - Management; Organizational change - United States; United States - Armed Forces - Management; United States - Politics and government
    • Bob Stone talks about his autobiography, “Confessions of a Civil Servant.” He begins by talking about how he moved from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles and did research forecasting and predicting the needs of the army. He explains that he re-wrote...
    • Norman Solomon interview, 2005 September 15

    • United States - Foreign relations - 20th century; Government and the press - United States; Press and politics - United States; War - Press coverage - United States
    • Norman Solomon discusses his book, “War Made Easy.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the pro-war propaganda generated by the United States government during military interventions. He emphasizes the influence of the media on public...
    • Alex Abella interview

    • Rand Corporation - History; Rand Corporation - Influence; Research institutes - United States - History - 20th century; Military research - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Intellectual life - 20th century; United States -...
    • Alex Abella discusses his book, “Soldiers of Reason.” He begins by the mission of the Rand Corporation and the history of how they were founded. He talks about how they were initially funded to make new weapons for the United States. Abella...
    • Stephen Coonts interview, 1998 May

    • Imaginary wars and battles – Fiction; International relations – Fiction; Stealth aircraft – Fiction; Nuclear warfare – Fiction; Nationalists – Fiction; Air warfare – Fiction; Japan – Fiction;
    • Stephen begins the interview talking about the scenario he set up to explore the nature of warfare in the future. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Stephen discuss the major plot points as well as the main characters and their...
    • Terry Wallace interview, October 1985

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - African Americans; African Americans - Biography;
    • Wallace begins the interview describing that he wanted to produce a book that would say something about the futility of war and how it tears at the psyche as much as the flesh of those who fight it. For the majority of the interview, Wallace talks...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Military art and science - Economic aspects
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “War and Anti-War.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the topics of war and peace. He argues that the way humans go about obtaining wealth often leads to war. He points to the relation between...
    • Colleen McCullough interview

    • People with mental disabilities - Fiction; Women - Australia - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Colleen McCullough discusses her novel, “An Indecent Obsession.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young nurse who works in a military hospital in Australia. She talks about how she achieved great fame with her previous book “The...
    • Scott Carpenter interview, 1992 March

    • Aeronautics, Military - Fiction; Action
    • Carpenter’s book is about a former renegade American fighter pilot given command of the US Navy’s top secret submarine, Steel Albatross, to counter a dissident Soviet faction’s attempt to knock out every computer and electronic link in the US. The...
    • Rachel Robinson interview, 2004

    • Biography; Child abuse; Child sexual abuse
    • Rachel Robinson discusses her book, “Without My Mother’s Love.” She begins by describing her family and the molestation that began at the age of five. Robinson says her mother was her worst enemy and that she did not allow her to attend a magnet...
    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • Robin B. Wright interview, 1989 November

    • Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
    • Robin B. Wright discusses her book, “In the Name of God.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the rule of Shah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran. She talks about the differences among religious sects in the Middle East. She describes...
    • Yaacov Lozowick interview

    • Israel - History, Military; Israel - Public opinion; Jews - Palestine - History - 20th century; Antisemitism; Zionism; War - Moral and ethical aspects; Public opinion - Arab countries; Jews - Public opinion; Arab - Israeli conflict
    • Yaacov Lozowick discusses his book, “Right to Exist.” He begins by explaining how he spent most of his life advocating peace and a rational compromise between Israel and Palestine, until the Palestinians rejected a peace offer made by Israeli...
    • Lucinda Franks interview

    • Franks, Thomas Edward; Franks, Lucinda; World War, 1939-1945 - Military intelligence - United States; Spies - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States
    • Lucinda Franks discusses her book, “My Father’s Secret War.” She begins by talking about how she was the youngest winner of a Pulitzer Prize. She discusses how she went through her father’s things one day and started finding Nazi artifacts in his...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • Daniel Yergin interview, 1991 January 15

    • Petroleum industry and trade - Political aspects - History - 20th century; Petroleum industry and trade - Military aspects - History - 20th century; World War, 1914-1918 - Causes; World War, 1939-1945 - Causes; World politics - 20th century
    • Daniel Yergin discusses his book, “The Prize.” He begins by explaining that his book follows the price of oil commodities beginning in the 1850s. He talks about how the United States was the primary producer of oil during World War II. He...
    • George Crile interview, 2004 May

    • Wilson, Charles, 1933-2010; United States. Central Intelligence Agency; Military assistance, American - Afghanistan; Afghanistan - History - Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 - Secret service
    • George Crile discusses his book, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He begins by explaining the conflict the United States had in the 1980s with Afghanistan and Russian communists. He talks abut how the CIA honored Wilson after the Cold War in a secret...

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