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    • Ian J. Morrison interview, 1996

    • Organizational change - Management
    • Ian J. Morrison discusses his book, “The Second Curve.” He begins by explaining that the book took 4 months to write and predicts what can be done for companies in the future. He compares Walmart and Kmart and says that Walmart did a better...
    • Rachel Robinson interview, 2004

    • Biography; Child abuse; Child sexual abuse
    • Rachel Robinson discusses her book, “Without My Mother’s Love.” She begins by describing her family and the molestation that began at the age of five. Robinson says her mother was her worst enemy and that she did not allow her to attend a...
    • Julia Alvarez interview

    • Quinceañera (Social custom) - United States; Hispanic Americans - Social life and customs; Hispanic Americans - Rites and ceremonies
    • Julia Alvarez discusses her book, “Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA.” Alvarez says she attended Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorean American quinceañeras. She talks about the costs of quinceañeras and says that the celebrations...
    • William Ouchi interview, 2003

    • School improvement programs - United States
    • William Ouchi discusses his book, “Making Schools Work: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Your Children the Education They Need." Ouchi talks about the schools he visited in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. He says he went through school budgets...
    • Ehud Sprinzak interview, 1991

    • Nationalism - Israel; Right-wing extremists - Israel; Religious Zionism - Israel; Israel - Politics and government
    • Ehud Sprinzak discusses his book, “The Ascendance of Israel's Radical Right.” Sprinzak says that there is a core group of the radical right that are settlers in the occupied territories. He talks about the Gush Emunim movement and its belief...
    • Kim Dower interview, 2004

    • Business presentations; Public speaking; Interpersonal communication; Business communication; Success
    • Kim Dower discusses her book, “Life is a Series of Presentations: 8 Ways to Punch Up Your People Skills at Work, at Home, Anytime, Anywhere,” co-authored with Tony Jeary and J.E. Fishman. Dower says she helps authors with their presentation...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • 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...
    • James Swain interview, 2004

    • Valentine, Tony (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New Jersey - Atlantic City - Fiction; Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Gambling and crime - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction; Card dealers - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction;...
    • James Swain discusses his novel, “Loaded Dice.” He begins by explaining that this is the 5th book in the series that follows his character Tony Valentine, who catches people cheating at casinos. Swain says that after September 11, 2001, the...
    • Terry McMillan interview, 1992 May

    • African American women - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Terry McMillan discusses her book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She says the characters are women who are experiencing voids in their personal lives. McMillan describes the women and their troubles with men. She explains the meaning of the title of...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1991 August

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Army spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Full-Time Wife.” She says that while she and her husband, Yitzhak, were a young married couple, with two small children, he dedicated his strength and effort to build the Israeli army. Rabin says that she chose...
    • Mortimer Adler interview, 1990 November

    • Religion; Truth; Religious pluralism
    • Mortimer Adler discusses his book, "Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth: An Essay in the Philosophy of Religion." The book is about religion from a philosopher's point of view. He believes that people who argue...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother,...
    • 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...
    • John Houseman interview, 1984

    • Theatrical producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • John Houseman discusses his book, “Final Dress.” He talks about his work with Jack Landau and Jean Rosenthal. Houseman says patriotism is a complicated business and says he was born in Romania, became a naturalized citizen of Great Britain,...
    • Anna Murdoch interview, 1988 February

    • Businesswomen - Fiction; Newspaper publishing - Fiction; Family-owned business enterprises - Fiction
    • Anna Murdoch discusses her book, “Family Business.” She talks about the characters in the book, members of a newspaper family, and says that her own children hear about the newspaper business. Murdoch says publishers make conscious decisions...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview, 1999

    • Investigative reporting - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Murder - Fiction; Connecticut - Fiction
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “We’ll Meet Again.” She describes the scene where the character, Molly, is found covered in blood with no memory, after her husband, Dr. Lasch, is found dead in the library by their housekeeper. Clark...
    • Jonathan Randal interview, 2004

    • Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-; Terrorists - Saudi Arabia - Biography; Terrorists - Afghanistan - Biography; Terrorism - Religious aspects - Islam
    • Jonathan Randal discusses his book, “Osama: The Making of a Terrorist.” Randal says he tried to arrange an interview with Osama Bin Laden, but was unable to meet with him. He talks about Bin Laden’s antagonism against Saudi Arabia’s...
    • Victor Villaseñor interview, 2002

    • Villaseñor, Victor - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Mexican Americans - California, Southern - Biography; Mexican American families - California, Southern; Mexican American authors - Family relationships; Family -...
    • Victor Villaseñor discusses his book, “Thirteen Senses.” He says the book follows the first years of his parents, Salvador and Lupe’s marriage. Villaseñor talks about his father’s interactions with an avocado farmer and how they helped...

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