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    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • Frances Weaver interview

    • Weaver, Frances; Older women - United States - Biography; Self-realization in old age - United States; Grief
    • Frances Weaver discusses her autobiography, “I’m Not as Old as I Used to Be.” She begins by explaining about how she self-published her first book and talks about the importance of believing in yourself. She gives advice for older women in her...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1989 February

    • Rape - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; Murder - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; DNA fingerprinting
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “The Blooding.” He begins by saying that the technique of genetic fingerprinting developed by Alex Jeffreys was used to solve the case of two murdered girls in Leicester, England. Wambaugh states that he used...
    • Celeste De Blasis interview, 1989

    • Farm life - Maryland - Fiction; Family - Fiction; Horses - Fiction
    • Celeste De Blasis discusses her book, “A Season of Swans.” She begins by explaining that this book is the last installment of a trilogy she wrote. She describes how her book takes place in both California and Maryland. She talks about the...
    • Ross King interview

    • Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883 - Criticism and interpretation; Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 - Criticism and interpretation; Painting, French - 19th century; Impressionism (Art) - France; Art and society - France - Paris - History - 19th...
    • Ross King discusses his book, “The Judgment of Paris.” He begins by explaining Impressionist art in the 1860s and says that the word ‘impressionist’ was derogatory. He shares that the fathers of great artists like Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and...
    • Ralph Helfer interview, 2005 August

    • Lion – California – Los Angeles – Biography; Animals in motion pictures; Animal trainers – California – Los Angeles – Biography;
    • Ralph begins the interview talking about his first job in Hollywood at the Hollywood Aquarium, “more pet shop than aquarium.” In addition, he discusses his early work as a stunt man and his transition to working as an “animal behaviorist” in...
    • Jon Gindick interview, 1998 August

    • Harmonica – Methods – Self-instruction; Harmonica – Studies and exercises; National music – United States; Harmonica; National music; United States;
    • Jon begins the interview talking about the history of the harmonica. For example, Jon talks about the role of the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton in developing the standard harmonica notation style. In addition, Jon talks about and...
    • Bertram Fields interview, 1999

    • Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485; Edward V, King of England, 1470-1483 - Death and burial; Richard, Duke of York, 1472-1483 - Death and burial; Political prisoners - Great Britain - Biography; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Murder -...
    • Bertram Fields discusses his biography, “Royal Blood.” He begins by explaining the kingship of Richard III and the mysterious disappearance of young princes Edward V and Richard, the Duke of York. The princes were the sons of Edward IV and were...
    • David Ebershoff interview

    • Pasadena (Calif.) - Fiction
    • David Ebershoff discusses his novel, “Pasadena.” He begins by describing the setting of his book and how he wanted to represent California’s rural and industrial history during the Depression Era. He introduces his characters: German immigrants...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...
    • 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...
    • 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 professor...
    • Oscar Hijuelos interview, 2000

    • Cuban Americans - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Women cleaning personnel - Fiction; Cuban American families - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Oscar Hijuelos discusses his book, “Empress of the Splendid Season.” He says that when he writes, he starts out with an emotion. For this book, he wanted to look at the emotionality of classes. He describes the character, Lydia, a young woman...
    • Jim and Henny Backus interview, 1987

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Jim and Henny Backus discuss their book, “Forgive Us Our Digressions.” Jim and Henny say they do their best writing in bed together. Jim talks about his father and Henny says that Jim’s uncle was a big backer of Broadway plays. Henny and Jim...
    • 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...
    • Susanne Pari interview

    • Women - Iran - Fiction; Iranian Americans - Fiction
    • Susanne Pari discusses her novel, “The Fortune Catcher.” She begins by explaining the book is based off her life experiences growing up in Iran during the revolution. Pari lived there until 1978 because her father traveled around Iran for his...
    • Norman Solomon interview, 2005 September 15

    • United States - Foreign relations - 20th century; Government and the press - United States; Press and politics - United States; War - Press coverage - United States
    • Norman Solomon discusses his book, “War Made Easy.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the pro-war propaganda generated by the United States government during military interventions. He emphasizes the influence of the media on public...
    • David Wolstencroft interview

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • David Wolstencroft discusses his novel, “Good News, Bad News.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two co-workers who think the other is a spy. He talks about the differences between espionage in Britain and in the United States. He...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 2005

    • Curie, Marie, 1867-1934; Chemists - Poland - Biography; Women chemists - Poland - Biography
    • Barbara Goldsmith discusses her book, “Obsessive Genius.” She begins by explaining that her book is part of Norton’s Great Discoveries Series, and she wrote about the life of Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. Goldsmith talks about...
    • Francine Ward interview, 2003 March 24

    • Self-esteem - Problems, exercises, etc.; Self-esteem
    • Francine Ward discusses her book, “Esteemable Acts.” She begins by sharing her background. She discusses how she used to be a drug addict, an alcoholic and a call girl, but then she turned her life around, graduated from Georgetown University Law...

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