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    • Richard D. Lavoie interview, 2005

    • Social skills in children; Learning disabled children; Social acceptance in children; Interpersonal relations in children
    • Richard Lavoie discusses his book, “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend.” He begins by talking about how important school is for learning disabled children because they need to learn proper social interaction. He describes qualities all children...
    • Edna O’Brien interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction; Murder victims - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction
    • Edna O’Brien discusses her book, “In the Forest.” She begins by explaining that the novel is based on the real events of the triple homicide that shocked Ireland in 1994. She explains how a man abducted a young woman, her son, and a priest and...
    • Philip Taubman interview, 2003

    • United States. Central Intelligence Agency - History - 20th century; Aerial reconnaissance, American - History - 20th century; Space surveillance - United States - History - 20th century; U-2 (Reconnaissance aircraft); Cold War
    • Philip Taubman discusses his book, “Secret Empire.” He begins by explaining the United States’ use of satellite spies during the Cold War. He describes his interest in writing this book: he covered intelligence journalism at The New York Times...
    • Art Ulene interview, 1995 January

    • Vitamins in human nutrition; Vitamins
    • Dr. Art Ulene discusses his book, “The Vitamin Strategy.” He begins by explaining how doctors never understood the importance of vitamins until recently. He describes how he feels the recommended daily amounts of vitamins are insufficient, and...
    • Jonathan Foer interview

    • Ukraine - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Grandfathers - Fiction; Jewish families - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Ukraine - Fiction; Americans - Ukraine - Fiction
    • Jonathan Foer discusses his book, “Everything is Illuminated.” He explains that the book is about a young, American, Jew named Jonathan who travels to the Ukraine in search of a woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis during World War II....
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She describes...
    • Howard Simons interview, 1988 November

    • Jews - United States - Interviews; United States - Ethnic relations
    • Howard Simons discusses his book, “Jewish Times.” He begins by explaining his position as a curator at Harvard, and how his book is a collection of many interviews of his Jewish friends and their immigration stories. He discusses two important...
    • Donna Rosenthal interview, 2003

    • National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social conditions; Israel - Ethnic relations; Orthodox Judaism - Relations - Nontraditional Jews
    • Donna Rosenthal discusses her book, “The Israelis.” She begins by explaining how she spent 5 years living in Israel and how she goes back frequently to visit. She discusses how she worked in television, radio, and did writing while she was there....
    • Marilyn Moss interview, 2005 January 31

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Stevens, George Cooper, 1904 -1975
    • Marilyn Moss discusses her book, “Giant.” She begins by discussing how much material she was able to access on director George Stevens in his collection and personal papers at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences library. She explains...
    • Charles Higham interview, 2005 February 14

    • Taylor, William Desmond, 1877-1922; Murder - Investigation - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Motion picture producers and directors - California - Los Angeles -Biography
    • Charles Higham discusses his book, “Murder in Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that the director King Vidor was a friend of his and before he died Vidor asked him to use his papers to write the history of the murder of William Desmond Taylor. He...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be cursed...
    • Dan Caldwell interview, 2006 February 14

    • Security, International; National security; Internal security; Economic security; Security (Psychology); Threat (Psychology)
    • Dan Caldwell discusses his book, “Seeking Security in an Insecure World.” He begins by explaining that for hundreds of years security has been based on state to state and country to country interactions and in military terms, but in recent years we...
    • Harold Kushner interview

    • Bible O.T. Psalms XXIII - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    • Harold Kushner discusses his book, “The Lord is My Shepherd.” He begins by explaining that throughout his years as a rabbi he had often turned to the Twenty-Third Psalm, but had never given much thought to why it was so effective until after the...
    • John E. O'Toole interview, 1981

    • Advertising; Advertising - United States
    • John E. O’Toole discusses his book, “The Trouble with Advertising.” He begins by explaining that advertising is changing because more people are watching cable instead of network television. He talks about the thought process that networks have...
    • Frank Pierson interview. 2002 December 02

    • Nineteen thirty-six, A.D.; Depressions - 1929 - United States - Personal narratives; United States - Social conditions - 1933-1945; United States - History - 1933-1945
    • Frank Pierson discusses his book, “A Nation Lost and Found.” He begins by sharing that in 1936 he was ten years old and his co-author Stanley Sheinbaum was thirteen and how they may have seemed very different, but in fact experienced much of the...
    • Kathryn Durham interview 2004 August 02

    • Children; Children’s allowances
    • Kathryn Durham discusses her book, “Mom, Can you Buy me This?” She begins by explaining the plot of the book, which begins when the protagonist, Ryan, wants to buy a video game, so is given an allowance. He then learns about sales tax, inflation,...
    • Lawrence Grobel interview

    • Historical fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Interviews; Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 - Interviews
    • Lawrence Grobel discusses his book, “Talking with Michener.” Grobel begins by explaining that the book is a product of several interviews that took place between 1980 and 1997 between Michener and Grobel. Within these interviews Michener explores...
    • Mark Frost interview, 2007 May 04

    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 - Assassination attempts - Fiction; Attempted assassination - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Commando operations - Fiction; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 - Fiction
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Second Objective.” He begins by explaining that the book is a World War II thriller based on a real German operation that took place during the war. Frost discusses the plot which involves Lieutenant Colonel Otto...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1998

    • Rolfe, Lionel, 1942-; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - California - Biography
    • Lionel Rolfe discusses his autobiography, “Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground.” He begins by explaining that he spent his early years growing up in California. He talks about how a PBS television movie was done on his family,...
    • Nicholas Sparks interview, 2004 May

    • Sparks, Nicholas; Sparks, Nicholas - Family; Sparks, Nicholas - Travel; Sparks, Micah; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Americans - Foreign countries; Brothers - United States; Voyages and travels
    • Nicholas Sparks discusses his book, “Three Weeks with My Brother.” He begins by explaining how he traveled around the world with his brother Micah for three weeks in 2003. He describes how close he is with his brother because both of their...

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