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    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Thane Rosenbaum interview

    • Justice, Administration of - United States; Justice, Administration of, in literature; Justice, Administration of, in motion pictures; Courts - United States; Law - United States; Law and ethics
    • Thane Rosenbaum discusses his book, “The Myth of Moral Justice.” He begins by explaining that the legal system does not take into consideration what is moral because it is solely concerned with what is legal. He discusses how lawyers, judges, and...
    • Dean Ornish interview, 2002

    • Heart - Diseases - Diet therapy; Heart Diseases - prevention & control; Heart - Diseases - Prevention - Popular works; Health
    • Dr. Dean Ornish discusses his book, “Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proved to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery.” He begins by explaining that making simple lifestyle changes can...
    • Georgi Arbatov interview, 1992 September

    • Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1985-; Soviet Union - Officials and employees - Biography; Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1953-1985; Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1975-1985; Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1985-
    • Georgi Arbatov discusses his book, “The System: An Insider’s Life in Soviet Politics.” Arbatov talks about the rise of Nazism and Fascism in Germany. He discusses the breakthrough in relations with the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev’s role...
    • Robert Tanenbaum interview, 2004

    • Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Rap musicians - Crimes against - Fiction; Public prosecutors - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Robert Tanenbaum discusses his novel, “Hoax.” He begins by giving background information on his two main characters: Butch Karp, the District Attorney of New York City and his wife Marlene Ciampi. He describes how a few young rap artists befriend...
    • William Greider interview, 1988 January

    • Political participation - United States; Democracy - United States; Representative government and representation - United States; Pressure groups - United States; Political corruption - United States; United States - Politics and government -...
    • William begins the interview discussing that he wanted people to understand why they are angry about American politics and government. In a wide-ranging discussion, William highlights a number of failures in the modern American political system...
    • Gary W. Small interview, 2004

    • Memory - Popular works; Memory disorders - Prevention - Popular works; Physical fitness; Health
    • Dr. Gary Small discusses his book, “The Memory Prescription.” He begins by explaining that he wrote this book because many of his patients asked him what to do to improve their memories. He creates a system to remember names and faces that he...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Joseph Wapner interview, 1987 December

    • Wapner, Joseph A.; Judicial opinions - California; Justice, Administration of - California
    • Judge Joseph A. Wapner discusses his autobiography, “A View from the Bench.” He begins by talking about how he gave up a career as an attorney to be a municipal court judge. He is the judge on the television show “The People’s Court,” and handles...
    • Elizabeth George interview, 2006

    • Lynley, Thomas (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Abandoned children - England - London - Fiction; Male juvenile delinquents - England - London - Fiction; Kensington and Chelsea (London, England) - Social conditions - Fiction; North Kensington...
    • Elizabeth George discusses her book, “What Came Before He Shot Her.” George says that the book is an examination of the death of a major character from her previous book, “With No One as Witness,” from the standpoint of the young killer. ...
    • Lewis Yablonsky interview, 1997

    • Gangs - United States; Gangs - United States - Prevention
    • Dr. Lewis Yablonsky discusses his book, “Gangsters.” He begins by explaining that he worked to rehabilitate former gang members in New York City. He talks about the most popular gangs in America and how they got started. He describes the...
    • Esmé Raji Codell interview, 2004 January

    • Children - Books and reading - United States; Reading promotion; Reading - Parent participation; Oral reading; Children’s literature - Bibliography
    • Esmé Raji Codell discusses her book, “How to Get Your Child to Love Reading.” She begins by explaining that her book gives parents tip on how to stimulate a child’s imagination through books. She talks about how she was a children’s bookseller...
    • 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...
    • Robert Olen Butler interview, 1985

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction
    • Robert Olen Butler discusses his novel, “On Distant Ground.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a Vietnam veteran who is on trial. He talks about how prisons were set up in Vietnam by the American troops. He describes visions that...
    • Toni Bernay interview

    • Cancer - Popular works
    • Toni Bernay discusses her book, “When It’s Cancer.” She begins by explaining how important it is for the cancer patient and their loved ones to focus on being proactive. She emphasizes that there are so many options presented to the cancer patient...
    • Harlan Steinbaum interview, 2011

    • Decision making; Leadership
    • Harlan Steinbaum discusses his book, “Tough Calls from the Corner Office.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of stories that CEOs would define as their best moments. He talks about his own tale of merging into a publically...
    • Simon Tolkien interview, 2011

    • Police - England - Oxford - Fiction; Murder - Investigation - Fiction; Oxford (England) - Fiction
    • Simon Tolkien discusses his novel, “The King of Diamonds.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a murder case and a prison break. He talks about the relationships between his characters in the book, and how a marriage can break apart...
    • Scott Eyman interview, 2005

    • Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Scott Eyman discusses his book, “Lion of Hollywood.” He begins by explaining the early life of Louis B. Mayer and how he was born in Russia, then traveled to Canada, and finally ended up in Hollywood. Eventually, he opened a silent film studio,...
    • D.J. Waldie interview

    • Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Biography; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Politics and government; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    • D.J. Waldie discusses his book, “Where We Are Now: Notes From Los Angeles.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of essays on the meaning of place in Los Angeles. He stresses the importance of building community within Los Angeles...

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