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    • Michael Berenbaum interview, 1995 February

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; Public opinion - United States; Jews - United States - Attitudes; Judaism - 20th century
    • Michael Berenbaum discusses his book, “After Tragedy and Triumph.” He begins by explaining that he is the Project Director of the Holocaust Museum as well as a professor of theology at Georgetown University. He talks about the construction of the...
    • Abba Eban interview, 1983 October

    • World politics - 1945-1989; Diplomacy; International relations
    • Abba Eban discusses his book, “The New Diplomacy: International Affairs in the Modern Age.” Eban talks about the United States’ history of detachment and says that America fears nuclear war and Europe fears both nuclear war and invasion. He also...
    • Dorothy Drummond interview, 2006 April 04

    • Palestine - Description and travel; Palestine - History; Jews - History; Arab - Israeli conflict; Drummond, Dorothy Weitz - Travel - Palestine
    • Dorothy Drummond discusses her book, “Holy Land, Whose Land?” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on how land that is sacred to three major world religions has always been, and remains today, a source of violent conflict. Drummond...
    • John Clute interview, 1996

    • Science fiction - Dictionaries
    • John Clute discusses his book, “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z.” He begins by explaining the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He describes that many writers look backwards to ancient...
    • William Rusher interview, 1984 June

    • Conservatism - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989
    • William Rusher begins the interview describing how he became a conservative and then goes on to define modern American conservative thought. He argues that a proper understanding, a conservative understanding, of man’s nature, generally, requires...
    • Mark Frost interview, 2002

    • Vardon, Harry, 1870-1937; Ouimet, Francis; Golf - History
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” He begins by talking about one of the earliest golfers Harry Vardon and how he became the first British champion in golf. He discusses the life of another famous player, Francis...
    • Erika Schickel interview

    • Mothers - Humor; Families - Humor
    • Erika Schickel discusses her book, “You’re Not the Boss of Me.” She begins by explaining that she used to be an actress and wrote the first chapter as a performance piece. Martinson asks Schickel to read a passage from the book about being...
    • David I. Kertzer interview, 2001

    • Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism; Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church; Christianity and anti-Semitism; Papacy - History
    • David I. Kertzer discusses his book, “The Popes Against the Jews.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Brown University. He talks about how Catholics would baptize Jewish children and take them away from their parents. He describes...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Joseph Heller interview, 1988 December

    • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 - Fiction; Netherlands - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; Aristotle; Painting - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his new novel “Picture This.” Heller explains that the book’s plot spans several temporal and spatial locations including, ancient Athens, 17th Century Holland, and the modern United States. Connecting these eras is...
    • Mary O'Hara-Devereaux interview, 2005

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts; Social change - Forecasting; Civilization, Modern - 1950 - Forecasting; Social institutions - Forecasting; Information society - Forecasting; High technology - Social aspects - Forecasting; Technological...
    • Nancy O'Hara-Devereaux discusses her book, "Navigating the Badlands: Thriving in the Decade of Radical Transformation." The book is about the current global economy and where it is going and the use of past and current business techniques. She...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Anne Garrels interview, 2003 October 20

    • Journalists - United States - Diaries; Iraq War, 2003 - Press coverage; Garrels, Anne, 1951 - Diaries
    • Anne Garrels discusses her book, “Naked in Baghdad” She begins by explaining how the book deals with her time as an NPR news correspondent in Iraq spanning before, during, and after the war. She shares some of her experiences involving artillery...
    • Howard Meyer interview, 2003 July

    • International law; International Court of Justice
    • Howard Meyer discusses his book, “World Court” He begins by explaining that the book traces the history of the World Court back to the Hague Conference of 1899. In the book he charts the development of the World Court through World War I, the...
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Martin Amis interview

    • London (England) - Fiction
    • Martin Amis discusses his book, “Yellow Dog." He explains that the novel charts the lives of five very different men. The central protagonist is Xan Meo, who in the beginning is depicted as a modern Renaissance Man, but later suffers a personality...
    • Harvey Cox interview, 2004 December 08

    • Jesus Christ - Example; Jesus Christ - Person and offices; Christianity - Forecasting
    • Harvey Cox discusses his book, “When Jesus Came to Harvard.” He begins by explaining that the inspiration for the book originated from an undergraduate course he taught at Harvard about moral decision making called “Jesus and the Moral Life.” He...
    • James Carroll interview

    • Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church; Christianity and anti-Semitism - History; Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “Constantine's Sword." Carroll begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of the history of Christian and Jewish interactions. In the book he charts the history of Christianity’s battle against Judaism....
    • Jared Diamond interview

    • Culture diffusion; Human beings - Effect of environment on; Ethnology; Civilization - History; Social evolution
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel." Diamond explains that his book argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. He elaborates by explaining that societies that historically had a head start in...

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