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    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his novel, “Still Holding.” He begins by explaining that he grew up in Hollywood, CA and writes stories that explore the culture and heritage of the area. He describes the psychology of celebrity stalkers, look-a-likes, and...
    • Garry Wills interview

    • Catholic Church - Apologetic works; Papacy
    • Garry Wills discusses his book, “Why I am a Catholic.” Wills shares the importance of Catholicism in his own life and his experiences with faith both as a child and as a Jesuit seminarian. He expounds on the history of the Catholic church focusing...
    • Robert Zuckerman interview

    • Photography
    • Robert Zuckerman discusses his book, “Kindsight.” He begins by explaining that the book is a selected collection of his photographs, each paired with his personal explanation of the circumstances in which the picture was taken. He explains that the...
    • Jerry Yellin interview, 1995

    • World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American; United States - History - 1945- - Biography; Japan - History - 1945- - Biography
    • Jerry Yellin discusses his autobiography, “Of War and Weddings.” He begins by explaining that he was a pilot during World War II who bombed Tokyo, and now his son is marrying a Japanese woman. He talks about how he got into the Air Force and how...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 2005

    • Curie, Marie, 1867-1934; Chemists - Poland - Biography; Women chemists - Poland - Biography
    • Barbara Goldsmith discusses her book, “Obsessive Genius.” She begins by explaining that her book is part of Norton’s Great Discoveries Series, and she wrote about the life of Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. Goldsmith talks about...
    • Ron Chernow interview

    • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Industrialists - United States - Biography; Philanthropists - United States - Biography
    • Ron Chernow discusses his biography of the life of John D. Rockefeller, “Titan.” He begins by describing the early life of Rockefeller and how his father was a conman and a bigamist. He talks about how Rockefeller worked on oil transports for...
    • Dan Barden interview

    • Wayne, John, 1907-1979 - Fiction
    • Dan Barden discusses his novel, “John Wayne.” He begins by explaining that his father was a contractor who was hired to renovate John Wayne’s home, and the two men became drinking buddies. He says that he decided to write this novel because he...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview

    • Motion picture industry - United States; Motion picture producers and directors - United States; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States; Screenwriters - United States
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her book, “Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business.” She begins by explaining the glamorous on-screen side of Hollywood as well as the darker side that happens behind the scenes. She gives examples of how movie stars can...
    • Mike O'Connor interview

    • O'Connor family; O'Connor, Mike, 1946 June 12-; Fugitives from justice - United States - Biography; Communists - United States - Biography
    • Mike O'Connor discusses his book, "Crisis, Pursued by Disaster, Followed Closely by Catastrophe." He begins by sharing that he grew up in a family that harbored a secret so dangerous that it caused them to pack their things and flee at a moment’s...
    • Kathryn Black interview, 1996

    • Black, Virginia, d. 1956 - Health; Poliomyelitis - Patients - Arizona - Biography
    • Kathryn Black discusses her book, “In the Shadow of Polio.” She begins by explaining that her mother contracted the illness in her 20s and had to be treated in a polio center in Seattle. Her mother was placed in an iron lung, and even after...
    • Lionel Rolfe interview, 1998

    • Rolfe, Lionel, 1942-; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - California - Biography
    • Lionel Rolfe discusses his autobiography, “Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground.” He begins by explaining that he spent his early years growing up in California. He talks about how a PBS television movie was done on his family,...
    • Paul Mandelbaum interview, 2005 January 31

    • Remarried people - Fiction; Stepfamilies - Fiction; Divorced men - Fiction
    • Paul Mandelbaum discusses his book, “Garrett in Wedlock.” He begins by describing Garrett, the protagonist of the story, who is marrying May-Annlouise who has two children from two previous marriages. He explains that the book explores a range of...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Scott Ritter interview, 2005

    • United Nations. Special Commission on Iraq; Weapons of mass destruction - Iraq; Iraq War, 2003- - Causes; Iraq - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - Iraq
    • Scott Ritter discusses his book, “Iraq Confidential.” He begins by explaining how he was an intelligence captain in the Marines, is a weapon’s specialist, and worked on a special commission in Iraq for the United Nations. He describes how to find...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the bombing...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1987

    • Constitutional law - United States
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “We Hold These Truths.” He describes the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments of the Constitution that abolished slavery and allowed all men to have citizenship and be able to vote. He talks...
    • Sherry L. Meinberg interview, 2003

    • Stalking - United States; Stalking victims - United States; Stalking victims - United States - Biography
    • Sherry L. Meinberg discusses her book, “The Bogeyman.” She explains that a psychotic man has been stalking her for over 40 years. In the book she gives signs on how to recognize a potential stalker, how to handle it emotionally, and how not to...
    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics of...
    • Lia Schallert interview, 2005 August

    • Young women – Fiction; World War, 1939–1945 – Virginia – Fiction; Hospitals – Employees – Fiction; Rape victims – Fiction; Women clerks – Fiction; Virginia – Fiction;
    • Lia begins the interview discussing the semi-autobiographical nature of her book that is nonetheless, she insists, still a work of fiction in which her “imagination” takes over. For the majority of the interview, Lia discusses a number of the...

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