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    • Robin B. Wright interview, 1989 November

    • Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
    • Robin B. Wright discusses her book, “In the Name of God.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the rule of Shah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran. She talks about the differences among religious sects in the Middle East. She describes...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • Hugh Downs interview, 1988 December

    • Television personalities - United States - Biography; Downs, Hugh
    • Hugh Downs discusses his autobiography, “On Camera.” He begins by explaining how he got his start in radio and then later moved to television. Downs discusses his early exposure to “The University of Chicago Roundtable.” He goes on to share his...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Nathaniel Branden interview

    • Awareness; Self-perception; Conduct of life
    • Nathaniel Branden discusses his book, “The Art of Living Consciously.” He begins by explaining how he came up with the idea for the book. He advises that people must always be aware of their emotions and feelings towards others. He talks about...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Marion Elizabeth Rodgers interview, 2006

    • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Journalists - United States – Biography; Editors - United States – Biography
    • Marion Elizabeth Rodgers discusses her biography, “Mencken.” She begins by discussing H. L. Mencken’s early issues with censorship at Harvard, and how he is known for his freedom of speech. She talks about Mencken’s legacy towards a sentimental...
    • Anne Rice interview, 1985

    • Vampires - Fiction
    • Anne Rice discusses her novel, “The Vampire Lestat.” Rice begins by discussing the plot of the novel, which chronicles the life of the vampire Lestat; a character that was first introduced in Rice’s book “Interview with the Vampire.” She goes on to...
    • Jeffrey W. Comment interview, 2002

    • Social work with children - Case studies; Hospital patients - Services for - Case studies; Sick children - Case studies; Charities; Social action; Humanitarianism; Voluntarism
    • Jeffrey W. Comment discusses his book, “Santa’s Gift.” He begins by providing information about his occupation as the chairman of The Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, which owns the company Helzberg Diamonds. The book is a collection of his...
    • Harold I. Gullan interview, 2005

    • Fathers of presidents - United States - Biography
    • Harold I. Gullan discusses his book, “First Fathers.” He begins by explaining how United States Presidents differ from their fathers, and talks about the different lessons they have learned from them. He discusses some fathers and sons who have...
    • Barbara Edelstein interview

    • Reducing diets; Diet, Reducing; Health; Diet - popular works
    • Dr. Barbara Edelstein discusses her book, “The Underburner’s Diet.” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on ‘underburners’ who have a harder time losing weight than the average person. She talks about how exercising and lowering daily...
    • 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...
    • Mike O'Connor interview

    • O'Connor family; O'Connor, Mike, 1946 June 12-; Fugitives from justice - United States - Biography; Communists - United States - Biography
    • Mike O'Connor discusses his book, "Crisis, Pursued by Disaster, Followed Closely by Catastrophe." He begins by sharing that he grew up in a family that harbored a secret so dangerous that it caused them to pack their things and flee at a moment’s...
    • Ron Carlson interview

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Idaho - Fiction
    • Ron Carlson discusses his book, “Five Skies.” He begins by discussing each of his characters and the effort he put into making them sound real and building their relationships and dialogue. He explains that the book is the story of three men who...
    • Sam Weller interview

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Science fiction, American - History and criticism; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Sam Weller and Ray Bradbury discuss Weller's book, "The Bradbury Chronicles." Weller, a professor at Columbia College, Chicago, teaches a class on the life and works of Ray Bradbury. His book is a biography on the life and work of author, Ray...
    • Jerry Yellin interview, 1995

    • World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American; United States - History - 1945- - Biography; Japan - History - 1945- - Biography
    • Jerry Yellin discusses his autobiography, “Of War and Weddings.” He begins by explaining that he was a pilot during World War II who bombed Tokyo, and now his son is marrying a Japanese woman. He talks about how he got into the Air Force and how...
    • Viken Berberian interview

    • Terrorism - Fiction
    • Viken Berberian discusses his book, “The Cyclist.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows a terrorist who plans to blow up a hotel during a cycling race. From there he goes on to explain that he wanted to debunk the idea that political...
    • Florence Weiner interview, 1993 October

    • People with disabilities - United States; People with disabilities - Services for - United States
    • Florence Weiner discusses her book, “No Apologies.” She begins by explaining that the book is written for those with a disability, their loved ones, or anyone who wants to better understand people with disabilities. She goes on to discuss an...
    • Fred Emery interview, 1994 August

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
    • Fred Emery discusses his book, “Watergate.” He begins by explaining that the book was written in conjunction with a television series about Richard Nixon’s Presidency and the Watergate scandal. He describes the Houston Plan, which allowed...
    • Joe Namath interview

    • Football
    • Joe Namath discusses his book, “Football for Young Players and Parents.” He begins by explaining that being a success in sports starts with having good coaches and good parents along with being a good listener. The book is geared towards children...

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