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    • Eugene Cernan interview

    • Space race - History; Space flight to the moon - History; Project Apollo (U.S.) - History; Cernan, Eugene
    • Eugene Cernan discusses his book, “The Last Man on the Moon.” He begins by explaining that the book is an account of his career as an American astronaut. The book deals with the history of the space race and the rush to be the first in space....
    • Tom Sleigh interview

    • Space race; Outer space; Cold War
    • Tom Sleigh discusses his book, “Space Walk.” He begins by sharing his thoughts on being awarded the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award. He explains that the book is a compilation of his poetry dealing with growing up during the Cold War era. He goes on...
    • Dan Richter interview, 2002 September 27

    • 2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)
    • Dan Richter discusses his book, “Moonwatcher’s Memoir.” He begins by explaining how he told Stanley Kubrick that he thought a mime could solve the problem that he was having with the opening of his film “2001, A Space Odyssey.” He then...
    • Philip Taubman interview, 2003

    • United States. Central Intelligence Agency - History - 20th century; Aerial reconnaissance, American - History - 20th century; Space surveillance - United States - History - 20th century; U-2 (Reconnaissance aircraft); Cold War
    • Philip Taubman discusses his book, “Secret Empire.” He begins by explaining the United States’ use of satellite spies during the Cold War. He describes his interest in writing this book: he covered intelligence journalism at The New York...
    • Jerry Pournelle interview, 1993 January

    • Science fiction, American; Extraterrestrial beings - Fiction; Space flight - Fiction
    • Jerry Pournelle discusses the novel he co-wrote with Larry Niven, “The Gripping Hand.” He begins by explaining that the book is a sequel to their best-selling science fiction novel, “The Mote in God’s Eye.” He talks about previous books...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Illinois - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Foundlings - Fiction; Immortalism - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "From the Dust Returned" He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how many of his books and plays begin as short stories. He goes on to discuss his writing process and his belief that writer's block is the...
    • Buzz Aldrin interview, 1989

    • Project Apollo (U.S.); Space flight to the moon
    • Buzz Aldrin discusses his book, “Men from Earth.” Aldrin talks about three rocket theory engineers and his aviation pioneer family. He goes on to discuss the Gemini 12 flight and his time in space and on the moon. He asserts that the planet...
    • Stephen Fried interview, 2003

    • Wolpe, Gerald I.; Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Personnel management; Jews - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Politics and government; Rabbis - Employment - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Rabbis - Pennsylvania -Philadelphia -...
    • Stephen Fried discusses his book, “The New Rabbi.” He begins by explaining that his book follows the story of the Har Zion synagogue, which has to choose a new leader. He talks about how the death of his father brought him closer to his...
    • David Wallechinsky interview, 1995 December

    • Almanacs, American; Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.; Twentieth century - Miscellanea
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The People’s Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century: The Definitive Compendium of Astonishing Events, Amazing People, and Strange-But-True Facts.” He begins by describing how this book was intended to...
    • John Stockwell interview, 1982

    • Communism; Anti-communist movements; Anti-communist movements - United States - History
    • John Stockwell discusses his book, “Red Sunset.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a couple who has a troubled marriage while living in Africa. He talks about how he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and his connections...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss interview, 2004 May

    • Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003 - Juvenile literature; Joseph, Joachim - Juvenile literature; Dasberg, Simon - Juvenile literature; Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003; Joseph, Joachim; Dasberg, Simon; Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) - Juvenile literature;...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss discusses her book for young adults, “Reach for the Stars.” She begins by explaining that the book follows how a small Torah scroll was given to a boy in a concentration camp and was brought on board the Columbia Spacecraft. ...
    • Nicholas Evans interview, 2005 October 11

    • Western stories; Love stories
    • Nicholas Evans discusses his book, “The Divide.” He begins by discussing the multiple meanings that his title has and how it not only relates to physical space in the book but most importantly it comments on the divide between men and women in...
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes interview

    • Books - History; Books and reading - History; Book collecting - History; Libraries - History
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes discusses his book, “Patience & Fortitude.” He begins by explaining that he named his book after the two lion statues in front of the New York Public Library. He talks about the importance of folios at icons, such as the...

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