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    • Janet Leigh interview

    • Motion pictures
    • Janet Leigh discusses the book, “The American Film Institute Desk Reference.” She quotes Clint Eastwood who wrote the introduction of the book, which covers film history, notable people and places, film terms and expressions, film preservation, and...
    • James Rudin interview, 1989 January

    • Jaffe, Hirshel - Health; Rabbis - New York (State) - Newburgh - Biography; Leukemia - Patients - Biography
    • James Rudin begins the interview discussing how the power of faith and friendship helped his friend, rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, overcome cancer and a crisis of faith. James delves into a number of different topics during the interview, ranging from a...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Lou Cannon interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Presidents - United States - Election - 1980; United States - Politics and government - 1977-1981; United States - Economic policy - 1971-1981; United States - Social policy; United States - Foreign relations - 1977-1981;
    • Connie and Lou begin the interview talking about how Lou became familiar with Ronald Reagan, first, as correspondent for the San Jose Mercury News in the late 1960s, and later as the White House correspondent for the Washington Post during...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • A. Scott Berg interview

    • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974; Air pilots - United States - Biography
    • A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Lindbergh.” He explains that the book is a biography of the life and career of the legendary aviator, Charles Lindbergh. Berg shares stories concerning the detailed research that he conducted in order to write...
    • Maureen Dowd interview, 2005 December 31

    • United States - Social conditions - 21st century; Popular culture - United States; Men - United States; Women - United States; Feminism - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States; Sex role - United States
    • Maureen Dowd discusses her book, “Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide.” The book is a compilation of nine essays. In each essay, Dowd examines the current state of feminism from a different angle. She explains that the book covers a plethora of...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • David Brinkley interview, 1989 July

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Washington (D.C.); World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American; Washington (D.C.) - History
    • David Brinkley discusses his book, “Washington Goes to War.” Brinkley talks about the singer, Marian Anderson, and the protests of Howard University students. He then describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency and the Unites States’...
    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney High...
    • Chris Cerf interview, 1995

    • American wit and humor; Euphemism - Humor; Language and culture - Humor; Dating (Social customs) - Humor
    • Chris Cerf discusses his book, “The Official Sexually Correct Dictionary and Dating Guide," co-authored by Henry Beard. Cerf talks about male professor eye contact, the political construct of masculinity, and feminism. Other topics discussed...
    • Harvey Cox interview, 2004 December 08

    • Jesus Christ - Example; Jesus Christ - Person and offices; Christianity - Forecasting
    • Harvey Cox discusses his book, “When Jesus Came to Harvard.” He begins by explaining that the inspiration for the book originated from an undergraduate course he taught at Harvard about moral decision making called “Jesus and the Moral Life.” He...
    • Richard Simmons interview, 1981 July 9

    • Reducing diets; Reducing exercises
    • Richard Simmons discusses his book, “Never-Say-Diet Book.” He begins by explaining that he lost 123 lbs in 3 months. He describes his talk show, and how coworkers and friends suggest topics to cover. He says he enjoys writing in his bathtub, and...
    • Anthony Slide interview

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography - Dictionaries; Silent films - United States - History and criticism
    • Anthony Slide discusses his book, “Silent Players.” He begins by explaining that he first became interested in silent films in the 1960s. He then explores some of the actors and actresses that he writes about in his book, including May Marsh,...
    • Lawrence Grobel interview

    • Historical fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Interviews; Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 - Interviews
    • Lawrence Grobel discusses his book, “Talking with Michener.” Grobel begins by explaining that the book is a product of several interviews that took place between 1980 and 1997 between Michener and Grobel. Within these interviews Michener explores...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1988 December

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Reagan, Ronald; Israel
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “At Home.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of twenty-four of his essays. The essays cover a six-year span and deal with controversial topics such as his plea that the United States make common...
    • Judith Viorst interview, 1987 March

    • Loss (Psychology); Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Judith Viorst discusses her book, “Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations that All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow.” She says she studied at a psychoanalytic institute and talks about great...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Military art and science - Economic aspects
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “War and Anti-War.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the topics of war and peace. He argues that the way humans go about obtaining wealth often leads to war. He points to the relation between...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • United States - Foreign relations - 1981-1989; United States - Politics and government - 981-1989 - Decision making; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989; Presidents - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.” Reeves begins the interview by explaining that the book is a literary portrait of President Ronald Reagan. To research Reagan and his presidency, Reeves utilized...

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