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    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 September

    • Time travel - Fiction; Jesus Christ; Historical films - History and criticism; Motion pictures - Philosophy; Motion pictures - Miscellanea
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Live from Golgotha.” Vidal begins by saying that Golgotha was the hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. He goes on to explain the storyline that revolves around NBC (National Broadcasting...
    • Steve Fraser interview, 2005

    • Securities industry - United States - History; Investments - United States - History
    • Steve Fraser discusses his book, “Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life.” Fraser talks about the physical beginnings of what would eventually become Wall Street. He shares the relationship between Alexander Hamilton...
    • Marc Eliot interview, 2004 October 12

    • Grant, Cary, 1904-1986; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Marc Eliot discusses his book, “Cary Grant.” He begins by discussing Grant's early childhood in Victorian England during which he was called Archie Leach. He then shares that when Grant first came to New York and was trying to get parts on stage as...
    • Amy Tan interview, 1991 July

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Chinese Americans - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; California - Fiction; China - Fiction
    • Amy Tan discusses her book, “The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Tan talks about the mother, daughter, and aunt characters in the book. She goes on to describe the mother’s abusive husband and the hardships women face when trying to leave abusive...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black battalion...
    • Maywan Shen Krach interview, 1997

    • China - Civilization - Juvenile literature; China - Civilization
    • Maywan Shen Krach discusses her children’s book, “D is for Doufu.” She begins by explaining that the word ‘dofou’ is the English equivalent of ‘tofu’ and that she wanted to relate to what Americans know about Chinese culture. She talks about...
    • Jill Watts interview, 2005 October 11

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
    • Jill Watts discusses her book, “Hattie McDaniel.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Born the youngest daughter of freed slaves, Hattie McDaniel sang and...
    • Rosa Parks interview, 1992 February

    • African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography; Civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography; Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - Alabama - Montgomery -...
    • Rosa Parks discusses her book, “Rosa Parks: My Story.” Parks talks about her grandparents and her mother who was a teacher. She goes on to discuss her involvement in the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), trying...
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter interview, 1995 October

    • Small business - United States - Management; Competition, International; Community development - United States
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses her book, “World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy.” Martinson recites the “3 C’s:” competence, concepts, and connections, which Kanter believes are important in order for the United States to join the...
    • Susan Vreeland interview, 2005 February

    • Painters - Fiction; Impressionist artists - Fiction; Post-impressionism (Art) - Fiction; Biographical fiction, American; France - Fiction
    • Susan Vreeland discusses her book, “Life Studies.” Vreeland shares stories from the book, which cast the profiled painters as peripheral characters. She tells the story of how Pierre-Auguste Renoir meets the little girl from his work, “A Girl...
    • Steve Shagan interview, 1986

    • Drug traffic - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction
    • Steve Shagan discusses his novel, “The Circle.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an attorney who is trying to prosecute a Korean cult leader who is brainwashing the youth. He talks about terrorism in Korea and how their intelligence...
    • 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...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book “A...
    • Rob Kendt interview, 2005 March 07

    • Motion pictures - Casting - United States; Television programs - Casting - United States
    • Rob Kendt discusses his book, “How They Cast It.” He begins by explaining what “break down services” are and how casting directors are trying to unionize. He explains that casting directors are the unsung heroes of film and television. He shares...
    • Phil Doran interview

    • Tuscany (Italy) - Social life and customs; Tuscany (Italy) - Description and travel; Doran, Phil - Homes and haunts - Italy - Tuscany
    • Phil Doran discusses his book, “The Reluctant Tuscan.” He begins by explaining how one day he was surprised by a call from his wife who informed him that she had bought a house in Italy. At the time he was working in Hollywood as a writer, for...
    • Francine Shapiro interview, 1997

    • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing - Popular works
    • Dr. Francine Shapiro discusses her book, “EMDR.” She begins by explaining that EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. She talks about how she developed this form of therapy that helps ease anxiety and stress. She talks...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1997 March

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995 - Assasination; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Generals' spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy,” a biography about her husband, former Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin. Leah Rabin shares her background and the background of her husband. She goes on to discuss Yitzhak Rabin’s...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 1988 June

    • Milken, Michael; Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States; Junk bonds - United States; Stockbrokers - United States
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book, “The Predators’ Ball: The Junk-bond Raiders and the Man Who Staked Them.” Bruck says Michael Milken helped raise funds for Steve Wynn to open a casino in Atlantic City. She talks about Milken’s network of...
    • Aharon Appelfeld interview

    • Holocaust survivors - Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Aharon Appelfeld discusses his book, “The Iron Tracks.” He describes the character, Irwin, and his enchantment with trains and tracks following World War II. Appelfeld says Irwin spends his time trying to find Jewish objects and is fearful of...
    • Edmundo Paz Soldan interview, 2004 May

    • Assassination - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction; Love stories - Fiction
    • Edmundo Paz Soldán discusses his book, “The Matter of Desire.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Cornell University and talks about how he got his book translated into English from Spanish. The book is about a young man who goes...

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