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    • Steve Sohmer interview, 1991

    • Disarmament - Fiction; United States - Armed Forces - Fiction
    • Steve Sohmer discusses his book, “Patriots.” He says he spent three years researching the book by meeting and talking with people in the military. Sohmer explains that the rules about romance between officers and enlisted personnel in the...
    • Edwin Wintle interview, 2005 July 18

    • Teenagers and adults; Parenting; Teenage girls - New York (State) - New York; Gay men - New York (State) - New York; Wintle, Edwin
    • Edwin Wintle discusses his book, “Breakfast with Tiffany.” He begins by explaining that the book is a personal memoir of the first year his niece Tiffany spent living with him. Wintle explains that prior to Tiffany he had been a successful bachelor...
    • Roger Rosenblatt interview, 1994  February

    • Short stories; Fathers and sons - United States; Family - United States
    • Roger Rosenblatt discusses his book, “The Man in the Water.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of essays he wrote on celebrities, politicians, and everyday life. He talks about his relationship with his mentor and with his...
    • 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...
    • Charlotte Chandler interview

    • Success
    • Charlotte Chandler discusses her book, “The Ultimate Seduction.” She begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of over 100 interviews she has done with famous people over the years. She talks about how she prepares for an interview, how...
    • Hector Feliciano interview, 2001 July

    • Art thefts - France - History - 20th century; World War, - 1939-1945 - Art and the war; Pillage - France; Germany - Cultural policy
    • Hector Feliciano discusses his book, “The Lost Museum.” He begins by explaining how Nazis looted art collections during World War II, and that 20% of this stolen art has never been recovered. He talks about Adolf Hitler’s desire to have the Jan...
    • Carl Sferrazza Anthony interview, 2005

    • Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980
    • Carl Sferrazza Anthony discusses his biography, “Nellie Taft.” He begins with stories from the early childhood of the future first lady and her unusually rebellious nature for a woman growing up in the late 1800s. He talks about her time spent...
    • Dorothy Drummond interview, 2006 April 04

    • Palestine - Description and travel; Palestine - History; Jews - History; Arab - Israeli conflict; Drummond, Dorothy Weitz - Travel - Palestine
    • Dorothy Drummond discusses her book, “Holy Land, Whose Land?” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on how land that is sacred to three major world religions has always been, and remains today, a source of violent conflict. Drummond...
    • Paul Erdman interview, 1987 February

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Paul Erdman discusses his novel, “The Panic of ’89.” He begins by explaining that the book is a fictional account of what would happen if Mexico and Brazil stopped paying the United States and lowered oil prices. He talks about how he converges...
    • Yaacov Lozowick interview

    • Israel - History, Military; Israel - Public opinion; Jews - Palestine - History - 20th century; Antisemitism; Zionism; War - Moral and ethical aspects; Public opinion - Arab countries; Jews - Public opinion; Arab - Israeli conflict
    • Yaacov Lozowick discusses his book, “Right to Exist.” He begins by explaining how he spent most of his life advocating peace and a rational compromise between Israel and Palestine, until the Palestinians rejected a peace offer made by Israeli...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Americans - France - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his novel, “The Conversion.” He begins by explaining his book is about a young male writer who moves to Italy and has a relationship with an older man. When one of the men dies, the other begins to investigate the...
    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney High...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Tim Guest interview, 2005

    • Guest, Tim, 1975-; Rajneeshees - Biography
    • Tim Guest talks about his book, “My Life in Orange.” He begins by explaining that he spent his childhood with his parents living in a commune. He talks about how his mother was devoutly religious but decided she wanted a more mystical experience,...
    • David Frum interview, 2004

    • War on Terrorism, 2001-; Terrorism - Prevention - Government policy - United States; World politics - 1995-2005; United States - Politics and government - 2001-; United States - Foreign relations - 21st century;
    • David Frum discusses his book, “An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror,” co-authored with Richard Perle. Frum talks about weapons of mass destruction and asks whether Saddam Hussein had the ability to create the weapons. He says Al-Qaeda...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his collection of short stories entitled, "Bradbury Stories." He begins by explaining that he chose the one-hundred stories in the collection with the help of his editors because he has such an extensive collection of work....
    • Michael Konik Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • Europe - Description and travel; Dogs - Europe - Anecdotes; Americans - Europe - Anecdotes; Travel with dogs - Europe - Anecdotes; Dog owners - Europe - Anecdotes; Konik, Michael - Travel - Europe
    • Michael Konik discusses his book, “Ella in Europe.” He begins by sharing how after growing up in family with dogs, as an adult he decided to make the move from New York to Los Angeles in order to be able to have his own dog. Shortly after his move...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” Bradbury talks...
    • George Plimpton interview, 1990 November

    • Plimpton, George - Anecdotes; Journalism - United States - Anecdotes
    • George Plimpton discusses his book, “The Best of Plimpton.” Plimpton shares stories of his work with athletes and playing horseshoes with George Bush. He says he fought in a gym with boxer Archie Moore, and spent time with John F. Kennedy’s...
    • Harriette Cole interview, 2003

    • Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Harriette Cole discusses her book, “Choosing Truth.” She begins by explaining that she spent many years as a fashion writer and now works to make women more confident with their body image. She advises that people should pay attention to their...

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