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    • Lewis Simons interview, 1987

    • Philippines - History - Revolution, 1986
    • Lewis Simons discusses his book, “Worth Dying For.” Simons, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Philippines, begins by explaining that the book explores the background of the Philippine Revolution. He discusses how Ferdinand...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • Carl T. Rowan interview, 1993 February

    • Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993; United States. Supreme Court - Biography; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; Judges - United States - Biography; African American judges - Biography
    • Carl T. Rowan discusses his book, “Dream Makers, Dream Breakers.” He begins by explaining that his book is a biography of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall, and he talks about his political beliefs and how he changed...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Thomas Thompson interview

    • Sobhraj, Charles; Leclerc, Marie Andrée; Murderers - Biography; Murder - Southeast Asia - Case studies; Murder - Europe - Case studies
    • Thomas Thompson discusses his book, “Serpentine.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of Charles Sobhraj, a hypnotist and murderer. He describes how Sobhraj would befriend tourists in a foreign country and poison...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” ...
    • Annett Wolf interview, 1987

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction - Vocational guidance
    • Annett Wolf talks about her career as an independent filmmaker and discusses Michael Wiese’s book, “The Independent Film & Videomakers Guide.” She begins by giving background information on herself, her upbringing in Denmark, and working...
    • Zandra Rhodes interview, 1995 December

    • Rhodes, Zandra, 1940-; Fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Textile designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women textile designers - Great Britain - Biography
    • Zandra Rhodes discusses her book, “The Art of Zandra Rhodes.” She begins by describing that she uses herself and her body as a canvas for her art. Her mother was a dress fitter and she got her love for designing at an early age. Rhodes...
    • Stacy Schiff interview

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; United States - Foreign relations - France; France - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - 1775-1783
    • Stacy Schiff discusses her book, “A Great Improvisation.” She begins by explaining the reasons Benjamin Franklin went to France to get support for the new American colonies. She talks about Franklin’s troubled relationship with his son, and...
    • Robert McKee interview, 1998

    • Motion picture authorship; Motion picture plays - Technique
    • Robert McKee discusses his book, “Story.” He begins by explaining how he is a screenwriter and professor, and how his students have won numerous Academy Awards, Golden Globe awards, and Emmy awards for their writings. He says that a writer...
    • Les Roberts interview, 1987

    • Saxon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Les Roberts discusses his book, “An Infinite Number of Monkeys.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a private investigator Saxon who helps out his secretary. He talks about Saxon’s loyalty and vulnerability, which make his...
    • John Eliot interview, 2004 November 05

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Overachievement
    • John Eliot discusses his book, “Overachievement.” He begins by discussing how he served as a consultant to Rice University’s Baseball team who won the National Championship in 2003. He explains that as the team’s consultant he helped the...
    • Mark Frost interview

    • Golfers - United States - Biography; Jones, Bobby, 1902-1971
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Grand Slam.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the 1920s, a significant era of sports history, during which, golfer Bobby Jones dominated the sport. Frost goes on to share that the book...

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