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The NPR Interviews 1994

Siegel, Robert, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0395707412 / ISBN 13: 9780395707418
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Inscribed and signed by editor Robert Siegel to NPR colleague Nina Totenberg on the half-title page: "Nina-- / Thanks for pp. 255-65 / Robert." Pages refer to Totenberg's interview with Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Quarterbound in gray paper-covered boards with a purple cloth, silver-lettered spine. Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp; tail of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95). Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005828

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Title: The NPR Interviews 1994

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Gathers the best interviews of the year, arranged by subject and featuring Desmond Tutu speaking on peace, Curtis Mayfield on soul music, and talks with Richard Leakey, John Le Carre, and Arthur C. Clarke

From Kirkus Reviews:

All Things Considered host Siegel selected the nearly 100 interviews here, all broadcast on NPR in 1993, with an eye to material ``that read well on the page.'' Capturing the breadth of subjects covered by NPR's shows, the book groups the interviews under ten section headings, including ``Arts and Letters,'' ``Science,'' ``The Story of the Year: Bosnia,'' ``Washington,'' and ``Animal Life.'' Robert McNamara reveals his intention to write an autobiography that will contain previously unpublished information about US intervention in Vietnam; Karen Armstrong talks about her book, A History of God; and the General Aviation liaison for the Anchorage International Airport unwittingly tells a story of worker exploitation in the tale of three pigs--Larry, Moe, and Curly--who, after successfully fulfilling their mission of gorging on gulls' eggs (to reduce the population of birds posing a hazard to aircraft), were respectfully turned into bacon. The interviews are remarkable for their brevity. Among broadcast media, NPR is notable for the comparatively evolved attention span it expects of its listeners; but laid out on the page, these interviews are so short that the book is an occasion more for pleasurable grazing than for the ``in-depth'' coverage on which NPR prides itself. (Author tour) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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