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    • 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...
    • Peter Maas interview, 1990 December

    • Taylor, Kenneth Z.; Taylor, Teresa, 1959-; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Trials (Murder) - New Jersey; Custody of children - New Jersey
    • Peter Maas discusses his book, “In a Child’s Name: The Legacy of a Mother’s Murder.” He begins by explaining that his book is a true story about Ken and Teresa Taylor. Teresa was Ken’s third wife, whom he beat to death, and then attempted to get...
    • Joyce Harrington interview

    • Murder mystery - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction
    • Joyce Harrington discusses her novels, “Family Reunion,” and “No One Knows My Name.” She begins by explaining how she got started writing murder mystery novels. She talks about submitting her short stories to magazines, and winning the Edgar...
    • Jed Allan interview, 2005

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes; Television personalities - United States - Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Jed Allan discusses his autobiography, “Please! Spell the Name Right.” He begins by describing his background acting in movies, television programs, Broadway musicals, and soap operas. He tells about his early life in the entertainment industry...
    • Caleb Carr interview, 1995

    • Serial murders - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caleb Carr discusses his novel, “The Alienist.” He begins by defining the word ‘alienist’ as a pre-20th century name for a psychiatrist. The novel is set in 1896 New York City, where young men are being forced into mafia-controlled prostitution. ...
    • Dominick Dunne interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Pictorial works; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Motion picture producers...
    • Dominick Dunne discusses his book, “The Way We Lived Then.” He explains how the work began as a picture book and later evolved into a book chronicling Dunne’s famous Hollywood parties and social soirees. The collection of photographs, featuring...
    • Jonathan Kirsch interview

    • Terror - Religious aspects - Christianity - History; Inquisition
    • Jonathan Kirsch discusses his book, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual.” He begins by discussing the focus of some of his previous books and how this book is different in that it examines how government and religion allied together during the...
    • Lynn Stegner interview, 1995 June

    • Women - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Lynn discusses her fictional work, Fata Morgana, which is a character driven exploration of the confluence of two extreme personalities, from very different worlds, who become friends as young girls at a Catholic reform school. One girl, Dixie,...
    • Henry Morgenthau interview, 1994 November

    • Morgenthau family; Morgenthau, Lazarus, 1815-1897; Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946; Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Jews - United States - Biography; Jews in public life - United States; United...
    • Henry Morgenthau III discusses his family autobiography, “Mostly Morgenthaus.” He begins by discussing the life of his great-grandfather Lazarus Morgenthau, a poor salesman in Bavaria who wanted his family to become financially successful in the...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986

    • Jews - Persecutions - Soviet Union - Fiction; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953 - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Testament.” He begins by saying that both Fascism and Communism deny the value of man in the name of an abstract humanity that will never occur, that will never take shape. Because of this, cruelties were...
    • Norman Mailer interview, 1984

    • Authors - Fiction; Provincetown (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Norman Mailer discusses his book, “Tough Guys Don’t Dance.” Mailer details the plot, which is set in Provincetown, Massachusetts and follows the protagonist Tim Madden. Madden is an alcoholic writer who is attracted to wealthy blondes. When he...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Taylor Branch interview, 1989 February

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1953-1961
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.” Branch and Martinson begin by talking about King’s name change from Michael to Martin Luther after his father’s visit to Europe. Branch then goes on to...
    • 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...
    • Chaim Potok interview, 1991 May

    • Artists - Fiction; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chaim Potok discusses his book, “The Gift of Asher Lev.” He begins by explaining that his book is a sequel to the novel he wrote 20 years prior, “My Name is Asher Lev.” He describes that the book is about a man who goes back to Brooklyn and...
    • Larry Rivers interview, 1992 November

    • Artists - United States - Biography; Saxophonists - United States - Biography
    • Larry Rivers discusses his book, “What Did I Do? The Unauthorized Autobiography.” Rivers talks about his career as a musician and name change. He discusses the portraits he painted of his first mother-in-law and his relationships. He also says...
    • Robert Eversz interview, 2005 February 14

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Paparazzi - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Zero, Nina (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Robert Eversz discusses his book, “Digging James Dean.” He begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in his Nina Zero series. He details how his heroine, ex-convict Mary Alice Baker, who now goes by the name Nina Zero, is working as a...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood actress...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...

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