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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lisa Scottline interview, 2004 June 21

    • Rosato & Associates (Imaginary organization) - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction
    • Lisa Scottoline discusses her book, “Killer Smile.” She begins by explaining the plot which follows the protagonist, Mary, a lawyer that works in an all female firm. She is assigned a case in which she researches an Italian man who was wrongly...
    • 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...
    • Barbara Hambly interview

    • New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Free African Americans - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Barbara Hambly discusses her book, “Graveyard Dust.” She begins by explaining the local history of New Orleans, which serves as the backdrop for her novel. Hambly details the racial and cultural history of the antebellum period and the world in...
    • 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’...
    • Bart Kosko interview

    • Signal processing; Noise - Social aspects; Noise
    • Bart Kosko discusses his book, “Noise.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the phenomenon of noise and its scientific history. Kosko discusses how noise occurs at every level of the physical universe, ranging from the big bang to car...
    • Julia B. Kessler interview, 1980 October

    • Older people - United States - Social conditions; Older people - Political activity - United States; Old age - United States
    • Connie begins with the basic question Julia raises in her book, “How do you get even with getting old?” Julia argues that getting even with getting older, at the most basic level, requires acceptance and not denial that one is aging. Julia spends...
    • Ronya Kozmetsky interview

    • Executives - Family relationships - United States; Married people - Employment - United States; Life skills - United States
    • Based on her personal experience, Ronya begins the interview discussing the issues “corporate” families face. Among the topics Ronya discusses are changes in gendered notions about work and the impact those changes have had on women as mothers,...
    • 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...
    • Mark Barondess interview

    • Marriage; Divorce; Antenuptial contracts; Lawyers; Simons, Gene; Tweed, Shannon; Black, Lewis, 1948-
    • Mark Barondess discusses his book, “What Were You Thinking??” He begins by explaining that he wrote the book with the intention of being candid about the realities of marriage and divorce. He shares his opinions on topics such as prenuptial...
    • Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel interview, 1986 March

    • Heller, Joseph - Health; Guillain-Barré syndrome - Patients - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Polyradiculoneuropathy - Personal Narratives; Heller, Joseph...
    • In a funny and at times, irreverent manner, Joseph and Speed talk about Joseph’s battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a debilitating disease that would leave him temporarily paralyzed, and the important roll that his friends played in taking care...
    • Joyce Jillson interview, 1983 January

    • Women – Humor; Femininity – Humor;
    • Connie and Joyce’s discussion of ‘Real Women’, a witty, tongue-in-cheek look at sexism, covers a variety of topics ranging from why real women don’t pump gas to the direct impetus behind writing the book. In particular, Joyce highlights that being...
    • Mary Ellen Pinkham interview

    • Home economics;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Mary Ellen discuss a number of the helpful hints included in her book from keeping socks together for easy pairing after washing them to getting whites whiter in the wash. Interspersed throughout the...

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