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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Tina Andrews interview, 2001

    • Sally Hemings, an American scandal (Television program)
    • Tina Andrews discusses her book, “Sally Hemings, an American Scandal.” She begins by explaining that Sally Hemings was one of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves and the two had a love affair and 5 illegitimate children together. Andrews talks about how...
    • Dan Gookin interview

    • World Wide Web
    • Dan Gookin discusses his book, “Web Wambooli.” He begins by explaining that he made up the word ‘wambooli’ to convey technical jargon which common people don’t understand. He talks about the differences between modems, connections, and which...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a professor...
    • John O'Neil interview, 1993 January

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Success in business - Psychological aspects; Executives - Conduct of life; Leadership
    • John O'Neil discusses his book, "The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life: A Book of Renewal for Leaders." The book is about trying to define how the person who has success is hurt by it, and the person who is able to...
    • Caleb Carr interview, 1995

    • Serial murders - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caleb Carr discusses his novel, “The Alienist.” He begins by defining the word ‘alienist’ as a pre-20th century name for a psychiatrist. The novel is set in 1896 New York City, where young men are being forced into mafia-controlled prostitution. ...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip interview, 2004 January 26

    • Washington (D.C.) - Biography; United States - Race relations; African Americans - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Racially mixed women - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Passing (Identity) - United States - Case studies; Racially mixed women - United...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip discusses her book, “Finding Grace.” She begins by explaining that the book continues her family’s story that she began to tell in her book “The Sweeter the Juice.” She tells the story of her biracial heritage and how...
    • Aaron Hass interview, 1990 November

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Influence; Holocaust survivors - United States - Interviews; Holocaust survivors - United States - Mental health
    • Aaron Hass discusses his book, “The Aftermath.” He begins by explaining that for many people the Holocaust didn’t end in 1945 and their memories will haunt them for the rest of their lives. He talks about his own parents who were Holocaust...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Sonia Levitin interview

    • Denmark - History - German occupation, 1940-1945 - Fiction; Denmark - History - German occupation, 1940-1945 - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Denmark - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Denmark - Fiction;...
    • Sonia Levitin discusses her book, “Room in the Heart.” She begins by explaining that the book deals with the historic events of the Nazi invasion of Denmark during World War II. To tell the story, Levitin alternates between the narratives of two...
    • Jill McCorkle interview, 1990 November

    • Young adults - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Jill McCorkle discusses her novel, “Ferris Beach.” She begins by explaining that her book is about growing up in a small town. She talks about how young adults have to learn to discover their friends and family members. She describes her job...
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin interview

    • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) - History; Baseball fans - United States - Biography; Historians - United States - Biography
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, “Wait Till Next Year.” Goodwin shares that she learned how to tell a story from beginning to end when her father asked her to keep score of baseball games when he was unable to watch them. She tells of how...
    • Frank Rose interview

    • William Morris Agency - History; Theatrical agencies - United States - History; Performing arts - United States - History - 20th century
    • Frank Rose discusses his book, “The Agency.” He begins by explaining how the William Morris Agency was one of the largest and most prominent acting agencies in Hollywood. He describes how a young man William Morris started the acting agency...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Jeff Shaara interview, 2002 November 07

    • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Fiction
    • Jeff Shaara discusses his book, “The Glorious Cause.” He begins by discussing George Washington, his life, and his role in both the American Revolution and the founding of a nation. He then explains that he is not a historian but that he tries to...
    • Ann Louise Bardach interview, 2002 November 05

    • González, Elián, 1993-; Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Family; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Friends and associates; Exiles - Political activity - Florida - Miami; Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami - Politics and government; Political...
    • Ann Louise Bardach discusses her book, “Cuba Confidential.” She begins by explaining that the book is both a history of Cuba and the story of Elian Gonzalez and why she felt the need to tell both stories. Bardach details Elain Gonzalez’ story in...
    • Benjamin Stein interview, 1985

    • Adult child abuse victims - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Benjamin Stein discusses his novel, “Her Only Sin.” He begins by introducing his main character, a woman who suffered abuse as a child and can’t tell the difference between real life and movies. This woman grows up to run the largest movie studio...

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