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    • Jill Fields interview

    • Advertising - Fashion; Clothing and dress - Erotic aspects; Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects; Women’s clothing - History; Lingerie – History
    • Jill Fields discusses her book, “An Intimate Affair.” She begins by explaining that the book examines twentieth-century women’s history via the history of twentieth-century lingerie. To research the book she explains how she examined fashion...
    • Peter C. Whybrow interview

    • Affective disorders; Self; Personality; Health
    • Peter C. Whybrow discusses his book, “A Mood Apart.” He begins by explaining how he is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He says that 15% of people with severe mood disorders end up committing suicide. He lists several...
    • June Jordan interview

    • African American families; African American poets - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Family; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Childhood and youth
    • June Jordan discusses her book, “Soldier.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of poems about her childhood. She discusses the difficulties she faced as the child of immigrants and growing up with the burden of their...
    • Sherley Anne Williams interview, 1987

    • African American women - Fiction; Slavery - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Sherley Anne Williams discusses her novel, “Dessa Rose.” She begins by explaining that her book is about slavery during the 1800s in America. She talks about how women and slaves were never mentioned in the Constitution and had very little...
    • Nikki Giovanni interview, 1994 February

    • African Americans - Poetry; Women - United States - Poetry; African American women - Poetry
    • Nikki Giovanni discusses her book, “The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni.” Giovanni begins by explaining that the book contains 150 of her original poems arranged chronologically. She discusses how the poems reflect the changes she has endured...
    • Peter Shaw interview, 1994 September

    • American literature - 19th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Criticism - United States - History - 20th century; Literature and history - United States
    • Peter Shaw discusses his book, “Recovering American Literature.” He begins by explaining the different ways in which readers and critics interpret literature. He talks about several works from important American authors such as, “The...
    • Kem Nunn interview, 2004

    • Americans - Mexico - Fiction; Women - Mexico - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Murderers - Fiction; Surfers - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Mexican American Border Region - Fiction; Mexico - Fiction
    • Kem Nunn discusses his book, “Tijuana Straits.” He begins by talking about immigration routes and traveling between California and Tijuana, Mexico. He introduces several characters in the book, a man who loves to surf and a young female...
    • Walter Anderson interview, 1988 November

    • Anderson, Walter, 1944-; Risk-taking (Psychology); Security (Psychology); Self-actualization (Psychology); Celebrities - United States - Interviews; Celebrities - United States - Psychology
    • Walter Anderson discusses his book, “The Greatest Risk of All.” He begins by explaining that he believes people need to learn to take more risks. He talks about his abusive childhood and how he learned to overcome obstacles. He describes his...
    • Edmundo Paz Soldan interview, 2004 May

    • Assassination - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction; Love stories - Fiction
    • Edmundo Paz Soldán discusses his book, “The Matter of Desire.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Cornell University and talks about how he got his book translated into English from Spanish. The book is about a young man who...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Amy Wallace interview

    • Biography; Sex customs
    • Amy Wallace discusses the book she co-wrote with her family, “The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People.” She begins by explaining how she collected information on the quirks and peculiarities of famous people, and decided to make a book out of...
    • Susan Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Boudin, Kathy; Boudin, Leonard, 1912-; Boudin, Jean; Left-wing extremists - United States - Biography; Radicalism - United States
    • Susan Braudy discusses her book, “Family Circle.” She begins by explaining that she is a personal acquaintance of Kathy Boudin, a left-wing radical who spent over 20 years in prison for murdering a policeman. She talks about how Boudin...
    • Alan Rifkin interview, 2004 February

    • Boys - Fiction; Men - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Alan Rifkin discusses his book, “Signal Hill.” He begins by describing how living on the outskirts of Los Angeles inspired his stories. He talks about children of divorced families and the psychological trauma that they can grow up with. He...
    • James P. Reger interview, 2004 June

    • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 - Fiction; Virginia - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction
    • James P. Reger discusses his novel, “Baptism at Bull Run.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the Civil War, and starts with a Confederate win at Fort Sumter. He talks about how his book is historical fiction, but is based exactly...
    • Mort Rosenblum interview

    • Cacao - History; Chocolate - History; Cocoa trade - History
    • Mort Rosenblum discusses his book, “Chocolate.” He begins by explaining that he worked as a foreign correspondent for many years, then started working on food exploration stories. He talks about how he spent 4 years searching the world for...
    • Mike Gray interview

    • Capital punishment
    • Mike Gray discusses his book, “The Death Game.” He begins by explaining how his publisher talked him into writing this book after writing his previous book on the drug war. He discusses issues such as police brutality, pressures on prosecutors...
    • Ben Sherwood interview, 2004 May

    • Cemetery managers - Fiction; Brothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Revere (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Ben Sherwood discusses his novel, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a boy who makes a promise to his brother on their deathbeds to take care of each other. He talks about how his main...
    • Molly Chappellet interview, 1991

    • Chappellet Vineyards; Chappellet Vineyards Gardens (Saint Helena, Calif.)
    • Molly Chappellet discusses her book, “A Vineyard Garden.” She begins by explaining that she and her husband bought a vineyard in Napa Valley, California. She discusses how she has learned to design, cook, and entertain there. She shows...
    • Warren Bennis interview

    • Chief executive officers; Leadership
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Co-Leaders: The Power of Great Partnerships." He begins by explaining that the book is a study of the importance of co-leaders to a successful organization. He goes on to discuss how gifted leaders and deputies...

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