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    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be cursed...
    • Harold J. Leavitt interview, 2004 December

    • Management; Hierarchies; Executive ability; Employee empowerment; Organizational effectiveness
    • Harold J. Leavitt discusses his book, “Top Down.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at the Stanford Business School. He says that this book was written for a middle manager who leads other people but who still answers to a higher...
    • 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...
    • James Brown interview, 1994 April

    • Thieves - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • James Brown discusses his book, Lucky Town, which follows the lives of an irresponsible father and his loyal son in the American West during the 1960s, living outside the law. The story is told through the eyes of the boy as he watches his father...
    • John Badham interview, 2006

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Motion picture acting
    • John Badham discusses the book he co-authored with Craig Modderno entitled, “I’ll Be in My Trailer.” He begins by talking about some of the movies he directed like “Saturday Night Fever” and “War Games.” He tells anecdotes of directors clashing...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Mary McNamara interview

    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Mary McNamara discusses her book, “Oscar Season.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Juliet who is the assistant manager of the Pinnacle Hotel, where all the movie stars visit during Oscar season. Things...
    • David Benioff interview, 2008

    • Survival - Fiction; Saint Petersburg (Russia) - History - Siege, 1941-1944 - Fiction
    • David Benioff discusses his novel, “City of Thieves.” He begins by explaining how his book is set in 1942 in Communist Russia, and how Jewish intellectuals were targeted and persecuted at the time. Benioff describes that although his work is...
    • Art Linkletter interview, 1988 March

    • Older people - United States - Life skills guides
    • Art Linkletter discusses his book, “Old Age is Not For Sissies.” He begins by explaining that his book is a guide for how elderly people can get assistance without going to a nursing home. He talks about motivating older people to stay active and...
    • Sheldon Saul Hendler interview, 1985

    • Nutrition; Health; Dietary supplements; Longevity - Nutritional aspects
    • Dr. Sheldon Saul Hendler discusses his book, “The Complete Guide to Anti-Aging Nutrients.” He begins by explaining that his book looks at different supplements to determine which ones help the body stay young. He talks about places in the world...
    • 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 to...
    • Troy Johnson interview

    • Gender identity - United States; Families - United States; Lesbian mothers - United States - Biography; Children of gay parents - United States - Biography
    • Troy Johnson discusses his book, “Family Outing.” He begins by sharing that the book is a personal memoir of his metamorphosis from a homophobic child to a mature adult who could accept his mother’s sexual orientation. Johnson explains how at age...
    • Peter Maas interview

    • Indianapolis (Cruiser); World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Peter Maas discusses Richard F. Newcomb’s book, “Abandon Ship!” He begins by explaining how the book is about the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis naval cruiser in Japanese waters on July 29, 1945. Maas compares the book to a Greek tragedy...
    • Anne Garrels interview, 2003 October 20

    • Journalists - United States - Diaries; Iraq War, 2003 - Press coverage; Garrels, Anne, 1951 - Diaries
    • Anne Garrels discusses her book, “Naked in Baghdad” She begins by explaining how the book deals with her time as an NPR news correspondent in Iraq spanning before, during, and after the war. She shares some of her experiences involving artillery...
    • Terrie Williams interview, 2002

    • African American women - Conduct of life; Virtues; Kwanzaa
    • Terrie Williams discusses her book, “A Plentiful Harvest.” She begins with a story about her personal life as a successful businesswoman, and how she longed for something more. She goes into detail about how people who appear happy can feel pain...
    • Robert B. Edgerton interview

    • Military ethics - Japan - History; Sociology, Military - Japan - History; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; Japan - Armed Forces - History
    • Robert B. Edgerton discusses his book, “Warriors of the Rising Sun.” He begins by explaining how Japan trained a great military in the 1600s, but decided to stay isolated and not conquer other lands. He talks about the war between the Russians...
    • Dean Koontz interview, 1986

    • Horror tales
    • Dean Koontz discusses his book, “Strangers.” Koontz describes the characters and their exotic careers and the plot, which revolves around their stay at the same motel. He talks about his writing process and Charles Dickens’ newspaper serials. ...

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