Library JournalThis is an absorbing look at some of the world's most prominent and interesting people, as seen by some of journalism's best interviewers. Editor Silvester has chosen interviews that illuminate both the interviewee and the journalist conducting the interview. Horace Greeley's talk with Brigham Young in 1859, often considered the first interview ever published, spells out the Mormon leader's views of women, and an interview by one literary giant, Rudyard Kipling, of another, Mark Twain, shows Twain's jaundiced view of copyright law. Silvester has also written an informative introduction, discussing interviewing in general; and he has supplied a brief preface to each interview that identifies the players. Many of these interviews were conducted without the aid of the tape recorder used by most interviewers today. Recommended for all libraries.-Rebecca Wondriska, Trinity Coll. Lib., Hartford, Ct.
Alice JoyceThis wide-ranging anthology includes conversations with prominent literary figures, individuals who have achieved greatness in other realms, and, in a few instances, characters distinguished by conduct deemed disreputable. A long-ago discussion between Horace Greeley and Brigham Young (purported to be the earliest example of the interview format) is followed by more recent question-and-answer sessions with such notables as Hitler, Stalin, Hoffa, Monroe, and Nabokov. Many of the more than 80 interviews are brief, yet even in their brevity they convey essential qualities of personality and even physical behaviors.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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