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    • A. Scott Berg interview, 1989 April

    • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography;
    • Andrew begins the interview discussing that he wanted to find a person through whose life he could tell a bigger story; Samuel Goldwyn, as the quintessential Hollywood movie mogul, offered Andrew such a story and opportunity. For the majority of...
    • Larry Mantle interview, 2005 June 09

    • Interviews - United States; Talk shows - California; Radio broadcasting - California
    • Larry Mantle discusses his book, “This is AirTalk.” He begins by sharing that he is a fourth generation Angelino and what it was like being raised by young parents. Mantle discusses his life and career as a radio talk show host for KPCC, for which...
    • Nancy Schoenberger and Sam Kashner interview

    • Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972; Musicians - United States - Biography
    • Nancy Schoenberger and Sam Kashner discuss their book, “A Talent for Genius.” They begin by explaining that their book is a biography of musician Oscar Levant. They talk about Levant’s relationship with composer George Gershwin. Schoenberger...
    • Ben and Norma Barzman interview

    • Blacklisting of entertainers - United States; Screenwriters
    • Ben and Norma Barzman discuss their book, “Rich Dreams.” The Barzmans talk about Ben's previous writings and explain the reasons for writing their book. They say they left Hollywood in 1949 to go to England to help individuals that had been...
    • Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer interview

    • Jews - Politics and government; Antisemitism - History; Christianity and antisemitism; Judaism - Apologetic works; Jews - Intellectual life
    • Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer discuss their book, “Jews: The Essence and Character of a People.” They talk about the historical figures Abraham and Elijah, and believe that Judaism has always been preserved by a small minority. They...
    • Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon interview

    • Musicals - New York (State) - New York - History and criticism
    • Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon discuss their book, “Broadway.” They begin by explaining that the book is a result of a 6 week PBS special on Broadway musicals. They talk about the early history of musicals, including the first performer...
    • Daniel Yergin interview, 1993 November

    • Russia (Federation) - Forecasting;
    • For the first half of the interview, Daniel and Connie talk about what life was like in Soviet Union from how the military-industrial complex dominated the Soviet Union to what life was like for the common person. For the second half of the...
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker interview, 1985 October

    • United States - Social life and customs - 1971- - Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker discuss their book, “The History of White People in America.” They begin by explaining that the book is a satire on white culture in America, and how some Caucasian customs can differ from other racial groups’. They...
    • Louis L'Amour interview

    • Middle Ages - Fiction; Middle Ages
    • Connie and Louis begin talking about how much knowledge is contained in the book, and its historical setting. Louis proceeds to explain the book’s title and how it connects to the historical context. Connie and Louis then discuss his personal...
    • Calvin Trillin interview, 1995 June

    • American essays
    • Calvin Trillin discusses his book, “Too Soon to Tell,” a collection of essays from his syndicated newspaper column and pieces from “The New Yorker.” Trillin talks about technology and how the computer has transformed lives. He goes on to recite a...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • Dale V. Atkins interview, 1985 January

    • Brothers and sisters
    • Dr. Dale V. Atkins discusses her book, “Sisters.” She begins by explaining how her book is about both biological sisters and women who also choose to be close friends. She talks about how to keep sisters from fighting, how to keep in touch, and...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1989 February

    • Rape - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; Murder - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; DNA fingerprinting
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “The Blooding.” He begins by saying that the technique of genetic fingerprinting developed by Alex Jeffreys was used to solve the case of two murdered girls in Leicester, England. Wambaugh states that he used...
    • Ben Alba and Jayne Meadows interview, 2005

    • Allen, Steve, 1921-2000; Tonight show (Television program); Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Jayne Meadows and Ben Alba discuss Alba’s book, “Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show.” Meadows begins by stating that her late husband, Steve Allen, was the easiest thing to work with. Alba says he met Allen in 1997...
    • Aliza A. Lifshitz interview, 1999

    • Pregnancy; Prenatal care
    • Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz discusses her book, “Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano : Una Guia en Espanol e Inglés Sobre el Embarazo, la Atención Prenatal, el Nacimiento y el Cuidado del Recién Nacido = Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby : a Spanish/English Guide to...
    • Isabel Allende interview, 1991

    • Short stories, Argentine - Translations into English; Argentina - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Isabel Allende discusses her book, “The Stories of Eva Luna.” Allende begins by stating that Eva Luna is a poor woman who saves her life through the gift of storytelling. She then goes on to talk about some of the stories in the book and the...
    • Kate Phillips interview, 1996

    • Older people - Fiction; Older women - Fiction
    • Kate Phillips discusses her novel, “White Rabbit.” She begins by explaining that the book is told from the point of view of an 88-year-old woman Ruth. The book takes place in the span of 24 hours, but shows many flashbacks from Ruth’s younger...
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter interview, 1995 October

    • Small business - United States - Management; Competition, International; Community development - United States
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses her book, “World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy.” Martinson recites the “3 C’s:” competence, concepts, and connections, which Kanter believes are important in order for the United States to join the...

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