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    • 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...
    • Gene Cartwright interview, 1997

    • Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • Gene Cartwright discusses his novel, “I Never Played Catch with my Father.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a family living in Texas with a strict father. He talks about his relationship with his own father, and discusses his...
    • Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel interview, 1986 March

    • Heller, Joseph - Health; Guillain-Barré syndrome - Patients - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Polyradiculoneuropathy - Personal Narratives; Heller, Joseph...
    • In a funny and at times, irreverent manner, Joseph and Speed talk about Joseph’s battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a debilitating disease that would leave him temporarily paralyzed, and the important roll that his friends played in taking care...
    • Steve Oney interview

    • Trials (Murder) - Georgia - Atlanta - Case studies; Lynching - Georgia - Marietta - Case studies; Murder - Georgia - Atlanta - Case studies; Frank, Leo, 1884-1915; Phagan, Mary, d. 1913
    • Steve Oney discusses his book, “And the Dead Shall Rise.” He begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of the 1913 lynching of Leo Frank. Frank, a Jewish manager of a factory in Atlanta, Georgia was charged with the murder of...
    • Annette Kaufman interview

    • Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994; Violinists - United States - Biography
    • Annette Kaufman discusses her book, “A Fiddler’s Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi discovered Me,” co-authored with her husband, Louis Kaufman. She shares that Louis started playing the fiddle after hearing Gypsy fiddlers in Romania at his uncle’s...
    • Ann Louise Bardach interview, 2002 November 05

    • González, Elián, 1993-; Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Family; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Friends and associates; Exiles - Political activity - Florida - Miami; Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami - Politics and government; Political...
    • Ann Louise Bardach discusses her book, “Cuba Confidential.” She begins by explaining that the book is both a history of Cuba and the story of Elian Gonzalez and why she felt the need to tell both stories. Bardach details Elain Gonzalez’ story in...
    • Robert Bly interview, 2004 June 25

    • Poetry - Collections; Poetry - Translations into English
    • Robert Bly discusses his book, “The Winged Energy of Delight,” which is a compilation of translated poems from twenty-two different poets. He goes on to explain the difficulty of translating poetry that encompasses so many various places and time...
    • 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...
    • Max Frankel interview

    • Soviet Union - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - Soviet Union; Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Max Frankel discusses his book, “High Noon.” The book explores the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the minds of the men who provoked and later resolved the infamous confrontation. As a journalist, Frankel explains how he utilized his own...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Mary Martin interview, 1984 June

    • Martin, Mary, 1913-1990; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Mary Martin discusses her autobiography, “My Heart Belongs.” She begins by talking about growing up in Texas and how she starting singing at age 5. She stresses the importance of having talent and good business sense. She advises that the two...
    • Howard Richman interview, 2006

    • Music therapy; Pain - therapy
    • Howard Richman discusses his book, “Sound Healing.” He explains how different types of music therapy can heal various pains within the body. Richman describes his theory of how music can match a person’s current emotional state and gradually...
    • Jonathan Schwartz interview, 2004 April

    • Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Childhood and youth; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Family; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Composers - Family relationships - United States; Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984; Radio...
    • Jonathan Schwartz discusses his autobiography, “All In Good Time.” He begins by describing his early childhood and how his father, Arthur Schwartz, was a well-connected member of the music scene in Hollywood. He discusses losing his mother at a...
    • Jim Wright interview

    • United States - Politics and government - 1989; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; Presidents - United States - History - 20th century; United States. Congress - History - 20th century
    • Jim Wright discusses his book, “Balance of Power.” He begins by explaining how his experience in government has spanned nine presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. He shares the impact of living through the depression and how it...
    • George Takei interview, 1994 October

    • Takei, George, 1937-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • George Takei discusses his autobiography, “To the Stars.” He begins by explaining that he played Mr. Sulu in the original series of Star Trek. He talks about his early life growing up in Los Angeles and what it was like to live in...
    • Jacqueline Bassan interview, 2003 July 29

    • Music; Jews Music; Music by Jewish composers
    • Jacqueline Bassan discusses her book, “From Shul to Cool.” She begins by explaining the inspiration behind the book, which came from her own love of music and how she grew up listening to music in Shul, learning Yiddish folk songs, show tunes, and...
    • Noah Andre Trudeau interview, 2002 August

    • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
    • Noah Andre Trudeau discusses his book, “Gettysburg.” He begins by discussing how the battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. He then goes into detail of the relationship between General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis....
    • J.R. Moehringer interview, 2005 November 29

    • Moehringer, J. R., 1964-; Journalists - United States - Biography; Bars (Drinking establishments) - Social aspects - New York (State) - Manhasset; Manhasset (N.Y.) -Biography; Arizona - Biography; Connecticut - Biography
    • J.R. Moehringer discusses his book, “The Tender Bar.” He begins by discussing how growing up he found a home away from home at a local bar. He shares that when he was growing up his father, a well-known disc jockey, abandoned his mother and him. He...
    • David Raphael interview, 1989 November

    • Inquisition – Fiction; Jews – Spain – Fiction; Spain – History – Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479–1516 – Fiction;
    • In the first half of the interview, David discusses the conflict between the Christian and Moorish kingdoms for the control of the Iberian Peninsula. In particular, David discusses the important role Jews played in these wars and how that...
    • Elyn Saks interview

    • Saks, Elyn R., 1955-; Gould School of Law - Faculty - Biography; University of California, San Diego. School of Medicine - Faculty - Biography; Schizophrenics - Biography; Mental illness - Biography; Schizophrenia - Case studies; Schizophrenics -...
    • Elyn Saks discusses her book, “The Center Cannot Hold.” She begins by explaining that the reason she wrote the book was to give hope to those who suffer from schizophrenia and to help others better understand the condition. The book is the story of...

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