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    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish, Christian,...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...
    • Richard Ben Cramer interview, 2004

    • Arab-Israeli conflict - Moral and ethical aspects; Arab-Israeli conflict - 1993- - Peace; Palestinian Arabs - West Bank - Social conditions; Palestinian Arabs - Gaza Strip - Social conditions; National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social...
    • Richard Ben Cramer discusses his book, “How Israel Lost.” He begins by explaining how the New York Times didn’t cover much of the Israel conflict and writes from a Zionist point of view. He talks about how he went to Israel in the 1970s as a...
    • Joan Nathan interview

    • Cooking, American
    • Joan Nathan discusses her book, “The New American Cooking.” She begins by explaining that American cuisine today is a combination of many different styles from other countries. She talks about how American food today is influenced by the...
    • David L. Weiner interview, 1993 October

    • Thought and thinking; Human information processing; Brain; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • David L. Weiner discusses his book, “Brain Tricks.” He begins the interview by explaining that his book is about becoming a more open and positive person. He talks about he did some soul-searching after being divorced twice to find out how he...
    • Helen Tse interview

    • Tse, Helen; Tse, Helen - Family; Sweet Mandarin (Restaurant); Restaurateurs - England - Manchester - Biography; Immigrants - Great Britain; Chinese - Great Britain
    • Helen Tse discusses her family’s biography, “Sweet Mandarin.” She begins by talking about how she grew up in England, but her family moved back to Hong Kong. She talks about how her great-grandfather made a fortune in the soy sauce business, but...
    • Joseph McBride and Edwin Meese interview, 1992 May 23

    • Capra, Frank, 1897-1991; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates; Meese, Edwin; Presidents - United States - Staff; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Joseph McBride discusses his book, “Frank Capra” and Edwin Meese talks about his book, “With Reagan.” Martinson interviews both from the American Booksellers Association. McBride begins by describing the tumultuous life of Frank Capra, his great...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents he feels...
    • William Jordan interview, 2002

    • Jordan, William, 1944-; Darwin (Cat); Human-animal relationships - Anecdotes; Pet owners - Psychology
    • William Jordan discusses his book, “A Cat Named Darwin.” He begins by talking about how a stray cat would constantly appear around his apartment until Jordan eventually adopted him. He discusses the change of heart a person can have when bonding...
    • Eric Lax interview

    • Allen, Woody - Interviews; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews
    • Eric Lax discusses his book, “Conversations with Woody Allen.” He begins by explaining that this book is a result of a 30-year friendship with filmmaker Woody Allen, and Lax recorded their conversations and interviews. He talks about how he wrote...
    • Kathleen Sharp interview, 2004 January

    • Wasserman, Lew; Wasserman, Edie; Music Corporation of America; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Kathleen Sharp discusses her biography, “Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood.” She begins by giving background information on the lives of Lew Wasserman, the head of the Music Corporation of America (MCA), and his wife Edie. Sharp talks about her first hand...
    • Arthur Wertheim interview

    • Vaudeville - United States - History - 19th century; Vaudeville - United States - History - 20th century
    • Arthur Wertheim discusses his book, “Vaudeville Wars.” He begins by describing the history of vaudeville and how it had been around since the 1700s. He talks about the first modern day vaudeville circuit started by B. F. Keith and Edward Albee. ...
    • Vyvyane Loh interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Singapore - Fiction; Singapore - History - Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 - Fiction
    • Vyvyane Loh discusses her book, “Breaking the Tongue.” She begins by explaining the plot of the book that revolves around the torture of the protagonist, Claude, by Japanese interrogators during which Claude shares the story of his life. She then...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1985

    • Class reunions - Fiction; Women - United States - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “After the Reunion.” She begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to her novel, “Class Reunion,” and follows the same group of characters. She talks about how she wanted to explore strong women in the...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1987

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Fiction; Dramatists - Fiction; Actresses - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her novel, “Serenissima.” She begins by explaining the book is about an actress who goes to Venice for a movie, but time travels back to the 16th century and falls in love with William Shakespeare. She talks about how she...
    • Burt Boyar interview, 2001

    • Davis, Sammy, 1925-1990; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Burt Boyar discusses the life of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. and talks about Davis’s autobiography, “Sammy.” Boyar describes how he and his late wife Jane decided to contribute new material to “Sammy” after the death of their long-time friend. ...
    • Robert Birchard interview

    • DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Robert Birchard discusses his book, “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that he has been interested in film history since he was a child. He then discusses his research process and his hope that DeMille’s personality comes out...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau of...

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