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    • Alexander Stille interview, 2002 May

    • Historic preservation - Philosophy; Technological innovations - Social aspects; Social change; Globalization - Social aspects; Nature - Effect of human beings on; Environmental protection; Antiquities - Collection and preservation; Cultural...
    • Alexander begins the interview discussing that he wrote the book to examine our changing relationship with the past and preservation via a number of different angles, from language and memory to material culture and globalization. For the majority...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 2004 December 20

    • Suburban life - Fiction; Middle class - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “This is a Voice from your Past.” She begins by discussing how she uses experiences from her own life in her writing. Her book is a collection of short stories that begins with a story in which the...
    • Charles Champlin interview, 1989 July

    • Champlin, Charles, 1926- - Childhood and youth; City and town life - New York (State) - Hammondsport; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Biography; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Social life and customs‬
    • Charles begins the interview describing gazing back from his position as a modern day critic for the LA times to his past growing up in a small town during the depression. He discusses the difficulty of writing a memoir: deciding what is worth...
    • Emily C. Rose interview

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1800-1933; Germany - Rural conditions; Germany - Ethnic relations; Rose, Emily C. - Family; Jews, German - Illinois - Chicago - History - 19th century
    • Emily C. Rose discusses her book, “Portraits of Our Past.” She begins by talking about her own German-Jewish background, and how she became interested in researching her family after seeing two portraits hanging at her grandmother’s house. She...
    • 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,...
    • Joseph White interview, 2004 February

    • United States - Race relations; Racism - United States - Psychological aspects; African American men - Psychology
    • Dr. Joseph White discusses his book, “Black Man Emerging.” White begins by explaining that the book has two main thrusts. The first was to move beyond the stereotypes of the black man in society. Some examples of stereotypes that he uses are, “the...
    • William Ury interview, 1991 November

    • Negotiation;
    • William begins the interview discussing that life consists of a series of negotiations with the self and others, and that being a good negotiator is an important skill to possess. Throughout the majority of the interview, William inter-weaves a...
    • 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...
    • Sidney Harman interview, 2004 March

    • Harman, Sidney, 1918-; Harman International - History; Audio equipment industry - United States; Businesspeople - United States - Biography
    • Sidney Harman discusses his book, “Mind Your Own Business.” He begins by explaining that the book discusses his life and his success in business. He shares his method of conducting business in which he rejects the practice of top-down authoritative...
    • John O'Neil interview, 1993 January

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Success in business - Psychological aspects; Executives - Conduct of life; Leadership
    • John O'Neil discusses his book, "The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life: A Book of Renewal for Leaders." The book is about trying to define how the person who has success is hurt by it, and the person who is able to...
    • Julia O' Faolain interview, 1986

    • Ireland - Fiction; Americans - Ireland - Fiction
    • Julia O' Faolain discusses her book, “No Country for Young Men.” She begins by explaining that the theme of the novel is, “the dead hand of the past, which in Ireland never lets you go.” The book follows the story of an old nun who is forced to...
    • Eduardo Santiago interview

    • Union City (N.J.) - Fiction; Soap operas - Fiction; Factories - Fiction; Women immigrants - New Jersey - Fiction; Cubans - New Jersey - Fiction
    • Eduardo Santiago discusses his book, “Tomorrow They Will Kiss.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel that charts the lives of three proud and resourceful women who have immigrated to the United States from Cuba. Graciela, Caridad, and...
    • Robert Scheer interview, 2006

    • Scheer, Robert; Presidents - United States - Interviews; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; United States - Politics and government - 1989-
    • Robert Scheer discusses his book, “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton: and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.” He begins by explaining the differences between a political interview...
    • Bernhard Schlink interview, 2000 March

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities - Fiction; War crime trials - Fiction; Germany - Fiction
    • Bernhard spends the first half of the interview describing his novel about a 15 year old German boy having a sexual affair with a woman 20 years older who disappears, and while observing a trial as a law student years later, the young man is...
    • Michael Tolkin interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Michael Tolkin discusses his novel, “The Return of the Player.” He begins by detailing the plot of his newest novel, which follows the character Griffin Mill, who was introduced in one of his earlier novels, “The Player.” The plot of Tolkin’s book...
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the readers...
    • Nina Revoyr interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century - Fiction; Murder - Fiction; Silent films - Fiction; Motion picture industry - History - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Japanese Americans - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her book, “The Age of Dreaming.” She begins by sharing the plot of her novel, which follows the character Jun Nakayama. Jun was a silent film star during the early days of Hollywood. Yet by 1964 he is living in total...
    • Larry Mantle interview, 2005 June 09

    • Interviews - United States; Talk shows - California; Radio broadcasting - California
    • Larry Mantle discusses his book, “This is AirTalk.” He begins by sharing that he is a fourth generation Angelino and what it was like being raised by young parents. Mantle discusses his life and career as a radio talk show host for KPCC, for which...
    • Robert S. Levinson interview, 2002

    • Gulliver, Neil (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Marriner, Stevie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Art treasures in war - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Art thefts - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert S. Levinson discusses his book, “Hot Paint.” He begins by introducing the two main characters Stevie Marriner, a former soap opera actress and Neil Gulliver, her ex-husband. Levinson explains that the characters have recently been given a...
    • Tina McElroy Ansa interview, 1993 October

    • African American women - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction;
    • Tina begins the interview talking about some of the main themes in her novel like sisterhood and love, and freedom and motherhood. For the major of the interview, Tina discusses the characters and their relationships in the novel’s past and...

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