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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts; Civilization, Modern - 1950-; Social history - 1945-; Economic history - 1945-; Social prediction; Social change; Wealth; Economic forecasting
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “Revolutionary Wealth.” He explains how his attention was drawn to the revolution in wealth that he sees sweeping the planet. The book analyzes how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, who will get it, and how. 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Charles Berlitz interview, 1987

    • Noah's ark; Ararat, Mount (Turkey)
    • Charles Berlitz discusses his book, “The Lost Ship of Noah.” He begins by explaining that scientists have found remnants of an ancient ship at an elevation of 7,000 feet at Mount Ararat in Turkey. He describes how the ship has almost the same...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Thomas Keneally interview

    • Irish - English-speaking countries - History; Civilization, Modern - Irish influences; Irish - Foreign countries - History; Ireland - Civilization - 19th century; Ireland - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his book, “The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World.” Keneally describes Australia as a place for British and Irish dissidents. He shares that women were sent to Australia for...
    • 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...
    • Dale Brown interview

    • McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) - Fiction; International relations - Fiction; Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Generals - Fiction
    • Dale Brown discusses his book, “Plan of Attack.” He begins by explaining that his long running character Patrick McLanahan is having trouble aging as he turns forty-seven and has some run ins with authority that leads to his demotion in the air...

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