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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...
    • 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...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; Quality of work life
    • Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Neile McQueen Toffel interview, 1985

    • McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Neile McQueen Toffel discusses her book, “My Husband, My Friend.” She begins by explaining that she was a dancer on Broadway when she met actor Steve McQueen, and the two became married. She talks about how she had to treat her husband...
    • 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...
    • Robert Blanchard and Melinda Blanchard interview

    • Blanchard, Robert, 1951-; Blanchard, Melinda, 1952-; Entrepreneurs - United States - Biography; Entrepreneurs - Anguilla - Biography; Restaurateurs - Anguilla - Biography; Conduct of life; Vermont - Biography; Anguilla - Biography
    • Melinda and Robert Blanchard discuss their autobiography, “Live What You Love.” The pair begins by talking about the four main characteristics that a successful entrepreneur should have: passion, the right people, a good environment, and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cynthia Crane interview, 2003 July

    • Children of interfaith marriage - Germany - Biography; Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Germany - Personal narratives; Germany - Biography
    • Cynthia Crane discusses her book, “Divided Lives.” She begins by explaining how she studied in Germany and wanted to interview people who were half Jewish and half Christian. She describes her own personal experience finding out that her...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mimi Guarneri interview

    • Heart - Diseases - Psychosomatic aspects; Heart - Psychological aspects; Heart - Psychophysiology; Integrative medicine
    • Dr. Mimi Guarneri discusses her book, “The Heart Speaks.” She begins by explaining that she is a cardiologist that wanted to tell the story of her patients. She advises that the most important thing doctors can do is to listen to their...
    • 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...

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