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The Norton Book of Interviews

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The Norton Book of Interviews, a comprehensive and captivating collection of interviews with some of recent history's most prominent people, celebrates this art by including over eighty interviews selected for historical significance, journalistic craftsmanship, and sheer entertainment value. The anthology ranges from what is considered to be the first interview - with Brigham Young, which appeared in 1859 in the New York Tribune - to the present day.

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New York, NY 1996 Hard cover First edition. American ed. New in fine dust jacket. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW, UNREAD fresh FIRST; NEW w/DJ NEAR NEW (sign of shelf ... life) AS SHOWN THIS PHOTO Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. with dust jacket. 624 p. Audience: General/trade. 9221 9221--From verbal combat to unreserved adoration, the art of the interview has always aroused strong feelings. This anthology ranges from what is considered to be the first interview--with Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormon Church in 1859--to the present day. Among those interviewed are Karl Marx, Otto von Bismarck, Woodrow Wilson, Adolf Hitler, Alfred Hitchcock, Gertrude Stein, and William Burroughs. Read more Show Less

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The Norton Book of Interviews, a comprehensive and captivating collection of interviews with some of recent history's most prominent people, celebrates this art by including over eighty interviews selected for historical significance, journalistic craftsmanship, and sheer entertainment value. The anthology ranges from what is considered to be the first interview - with Brigham Young, which appeared in 1859 in the New York Tribune - to the present day.

From verbal combat to unreserved adoration, the art of the interview has always aroused strong feelings. This anthology ranges from what is considered to be the first interview--with Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormon Church in 1859--to the present day. Among those interviewed are Karl Marx, Otto von Bismarck, Woodrow Wilson, Adolf Hitler, Alfred Hitchcock, Gertrude Stein, and William Burroughs.

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This 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 Joyce
This 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393038767
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 626
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction 1
Brigham Young 49
Karl Marx 55
'Chinese Gordon' 62
Theodore Roosevelt 69
Henry Stanley 74
Robert Louis Stevenson 78
Mark Twain 80
Thomas Edison 89
Lillie Langtry 94
Sir Arthur Sullivan 98
Prince Bismarck 101
General William Booth 113
Rudyard Kipling 117
William Howard Russell 121
Samuel Smiles 138
Emile Zola 143
Henri Rochefort 151
Oscar Wilde 157
Paul Kruger 162
'Are Interviewers a Blessing or a Curse?' 173
Henrik Ibsen 175
Cecil Rhodes 181
Two Moon 187
Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 192
W. T. Stead 198
Christabel Pankhurst 201
Woodrow Wilson 204
Guglielmo Marconi 212
G. K. Chesterton 219
'Barrie at Bay: Which Was Brown?' 222
Frank Harris 226
Eugene O'Neill 231
Stanley Baldwin 233
William Howard Taft 241
Sir Edwin Lutyens 245
Willa Cather 250
Georges Clemenceau 251
Greta Garbo 260
Sigmund Freud 263
George Bernard Shaw 272
Wyndham Lewis 277
Al Capone 283
Adolf Hitler 292
Tallulah Bankhead 297
Benito Mussolini 301
Joseph Stalin 311
Royal Scott Gulden 322
Joseph Stalin 329
Huey P. Long 341
Gertrude Stein 347
F. Scott Fitzgerald 357
David Lloyd George 362
Stefan Zweig 366
Pablo Picasso 369
Mahatma Gandhi 376
'The Gentle Art of Being Interviewed' 379
Dylan Thomas 383
Samuel Beckett 385
Brendan Behan 388
Nikita Khrushchev 390
Alfred Hitchcock 395
Frank Lloyd Wright 405
Ernest Hemingway 409
Montgomery Clift 419
John F. Kennedy 422
Marilyn Monroe 432
Norman Mailer 438
Alf Landon 449
Harold Macmillan 461
Evelyn Waugh 467
Sammy Davis, Jr. 474
Margaret Bourke-White 484
Mao Tse-tung 490
Anthony Wedgwood-Benn 501
Vladimir Nabokov 504
Joe Orton 512
Lester Piggott 519
Margaret Thatcher 531
Arthur Miller 537
Bette Davis 550
Jimmy Hoffa 555
William Burroughs 570
Mae West 579
Galina Vishnevskaya 603
Paul Johnson 616
Bibliography 621
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