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    • Juliet Cassuto Rothman interview, 1995 January

    • Rothman, Daniel Maurice, 1971-1992 – Health; Quadriplegics – United States – Biography; Medical ethics; Do–not–resuscitate orders; Life support systems (Critical care); Euthanasia;
    • Juliet begins the interview talking about her son before the accident that paralyzed him. Juliet also discusses her career as a social worker and ethics philosopher and how her work prepared and did not prepare her for dealing with her son’s...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are...
    • Andre Dubus III interview

    • Iranian Americans - Fiction; Home ownership - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; San Mateo County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Andre Dubus III discusses his book, “House of Sand and Fog.” Martinson begins by saying that the story could be an American tragedy of the 1990s. Dubus and Martinson go on to discuss the storyline of the book and how Dubus learned the Persian...
    • Lisa Tucker interview, 2003

    • Music - Psychological aspects - Fiction; Scientists - Fiction; Psychics - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Lisa Tucker discusses her novel, “The Song Reader.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a psychoanalyst who helps people by asking them what songs they love. She describes the journey of two sisters who try to find their father...
    • Ariel Dorfman interview, 1987

    • Birth - Folklore; Babies - Fiction
    • Ariel Dorfman discusses his novel, “The Last Song of Manuel Sendero.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a baby who refuses to be born until his parents change the world and make it a better place. This baby gathers all the other...
    • Eric Garcia interview, 2004

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Eric Garcia discusses his book, “Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys.” He begins by saying how he wanted to write a novel from the point of view of a young woman although he initially had some challenges with getting into...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...
    • Peter J. Dekom interview, 2004 January

    • Mass media and technology; Internet entertainment industry
    • Peter J. Dekom discusses his book, “Not On My Watch.” He begins by explaining how Hollywood and other entertainment industries are handling illegal downloading and streaming on the Internet. He talks about iTunes and TiVo and how companies...
    • Barry H. Harrin interview, 1991

    • Executive ability; Executives; Success in business
    • Barry H. Harrin discusses his book, “A Manager’s Guide to Guerilla Warfare.” He begins by explaining that he was a manager at AT&T and also served in the Vietnam War. He talks about how he had to learn to manage his co-workers after he got...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had...
    • A. Scott Berg interview, 2003

    • Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Kate Remembered.” Berg begins by saying that Katharine Hepburn was 10% more everything than she was on the screen. He talks about his relationship with Hepburn and his other biographical works. Berg goes on...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 September

    • Time travel - Fiction; Jesus Christ; Historical films - History and criticism; Motion pictures - Philosophy; Motion pictures - Miscellanea
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Live from Golgotha.” Vidal begins by saying that Golgotha was the hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. He goes on to explain the storyline that revolves around NBC (National Broadcasting...
    • Jules Witcover interview, 2006

    • Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Jules Witcover discusses his book, “The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch: Half a Century Pounding the Political Beat.” He begins by saying that he was a columnist for the “Baltimore Sun” and that he is syndicated by the “Chicago...
    • Sherre Z. Hirsch interview, 2008

    • Self-actualization (Psychology); Self-actualization (Psychology) - Religious aspects - Judaism; Fate and fatalism - Religious aspects - Judaism; Providence and government of God - Judaism; Planning; Self-management (Psychology)
    • Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch discusses her book, “We Plan, God Laughs.” She begins by explaining her background as a female rabbi, and how she decided that the rabbinical path was right for her. She says that too many individuals live in the past,...
    • Milton Viorst interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Judaism - History; Jews - History; Judaism and politics - Israel; Jews - Israel - Identity; Ultra-Orthodox Jews - Israel; Reform Judaism - Israel; Orthodox Judaism - Israel
    • Milton Viorst discusses his book, “What Shall I Do With This People?” He begins by explaining how religious Zionists and different groups feel about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. He talks about the title of his book and that it...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1989 February

    • Rape - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; Murder - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; DNA fingerprinting
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “The Blooding.” He begins by saying that the technique of genetic fingerprinting developed by Alex Jeffreys was used to solve the case of two murdered girls in Leicester, England. Wambaugh states that he...
    • Neil Simon interview, 1996

    • Dramatists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Neil Simon discusses his book, “Rewrites.” Simon begins by saying that he felt safe being honest in this book. Martinson and Simon go on to discuss his plays and collaborations with his brother, Danny, and directors. He talks about his...
    • 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...
    • Gar Alperovitz interview, 2004

    • Democracy - United States; Wealth - United States; Income distribution - United States
    • Gar Alperovitz discusses his book, “America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy.” Alperovitz begins by saying that democracy is threatened and that there has been a downward trend in government doing what...
    • Joseph Maciariello interview, 2011

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Management; Social ecology; Leadership
    • Joseph Maciariello discusses his book, “Drucker’s Lost Art of Management: Fulfilling Peter Drucker’s Vision for a Society of Functioning Organizations," written with Karen Linkletter. Maciariello begins by quoting Peter Drucker’s...

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